Eva Blanche Whelan (1889-1974) A Fish House - Oil on Board P3030
A wonderful coastal shack is deftly captured by the distinguished California artist, Eva Blanche Whelan. We find it illustrated on p. 1207 of Maurine St. Gaudens' magisterial survey of women artists working in California, 1860 - 1960, EMERGING FROM THE SHADOWS. We are indebted to her also for her biographical research of which we have extracted this summary:
Born in Los Angeles in 1889, she graduated from Stanford with a BA, then studied at the Art Students League in New York and later at the Los Angels School of Art and Design under Boardman Robinson and Nicholas Haz. Primarily a resident of Los Angeles, she frequently went on painting excursions throughput the American Southwest. Her subjects included American Indians, portraiture, landscapes and seascapes. She exhibited mostly in Southern California.
The art measures 14" x 10" and the frame is 17" x 13". Signed Blanche Whelan