Boat landing signed 'Siegriest' (lower left) oil on board 12 x 16in overall: 19 1/4 x 23in
PROVENANCE: With Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, California Collection of Robert H. Aichele, Sacramento, California
EXHIBITED: Sacramento, California State University, The Society of Six - Thirty paintings of the Six from the Robert Aichele collection, Apr. 4 - July 27, 2002. Belmont, Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, The Society of Six: American Masters of Color, March 11 - April 19, 2003. Monterey, Monterey History & Art Association, Our Monterey, Prints & Paintings by August Gay & Friends, 1920-1940, September 24, 2005 - January 1, 2006.
Ideas of modernism came easily to Louis Siegriest, who was born at the turn of the century and was unencumbered with the trappings of older landscape traditions. His jaunty painting, Boatlanding, with its energetic directional strokes, exemplifies the bold design and animated color characteristic of his work in the 1920s. [from "The Society of Six: American Masters of Color" essay by Nancy Boas.]