Thomas Hill McKay - View of Avalon, Catalina Island - Gouache c 1930 P2893
Formerly owned by the artist's estate. A breathtaking view of what is still one of the great Southern California beauty spots. A dream.
Measures 13" x 18", frame is 24" x 28 1/2"
Thomas Hill McKay was born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 3, 1874. McKay studied art in Glasgow. He exhibited at the Glasgow Art Institute, the Scottish Academy, and the Royal Academy in London before immigrating to Los Angeles in 1923. He was active in the local art scene until his death there on March 18, 1941. His rare works include landscapes, marines, and scenes of Scotland.
Exh: Barker Bros. (LA), 1924; Calif. Art Club, 1925-26; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1926; Calif. WC Society, 1926-29; Santa Monica Public Library, 1933; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1936; Associated Artists (LA), 1936; LA City Hall, 1941 (memorial).
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"