William Clapp (American, 1879-1954) Rose mist, 1924 15 x 18in
Lot 75
William Clapp (American, 1879-1954) Rose Mist, 1924 15 x 18in
Sold for US$ 25,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
William Clapp (American, 1879-1954)
Rose Mist, 1924
signed and dated 'W.H. Clapp 1924.' (lower right)
oil on board
15 x 18in
overall: 22 x 25in

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Collection of Robert H. Aichele, Sacramento, California

    EXHIBITED:
    Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, The Society of Six, January 5 – February 13, 1999.
    Sacramento, California State University, Society of Six, Northern California Plein-Air Artist of the Early Twentieth Century, Inaugural Exhibition for the new University Library Gallery, April 4 – July 27, 2002.
    Belmont, Notre Dame de Namur University, Wiegand Gallery, The Society of Six: American Masters of Color, March 11 - April 19, 2003.

    LITERATURE:
    Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, The Society of Six, 1999, illustrated.
    Sacramento, California State University, Society of Six, Northern California Plein-Air Artist of the Early Twentieth Century, Inaugural Exhibition for the new University Library Gallery, 2002, illustrated.


    Robert Aichele writes: "For many years I searched for a William Clapp painting from the 1920s, his most sought-after period to collect. I was ready to give up the search when Rose Mist came my way. William Clapp was the most Impressionistic of all the Six, and this painting attests to that with its beautiful and subtle color and its forms that are bathed in such a delicately vague and visionary light. Clapp's paintings from the twenties have become extremely rare to find."

    A pensive man, William Clapp was a father figure of sorts to the Six. His input was sought by his fellow painters when critiquing one another's work. As director of the Oakland Art Gallery, a position he held for more than 30 years, he displayed a refined and conservative demeanor, and his artistic experience was important to rest of the group. Exposure to the French Impressionists during his studies in Paris influenced Clapp's work.
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