John Burnside Tufts - Virginia City Walls - Oil on Board - 1941 P2662
1941 is the date of this painting's exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art. We simply love it. There is a life and personality to this townscape that is a bit uncanny. We find him to be a real original, a true outsider artist, no matter how sophisticated his background.
Board measures 15 1/2" x 20" and the frame is 26 1/4" x 30 1/4"
Born in Boston, MA on Feb. 11, 1869. Tufts moved to San Francisco with his family in 1876 and married artist Florence Ingalsbe in 1895. He first studied with E. Charlton Fortune followed by study at the CSFA and with Hans Hofmann at UC in 1930. Later in life he lived in the California cities of Santa Cruz, San Rafael and Berkeley where he died on Aug. 18, 1942. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1917-40; Delphian Club of Calif., 1921; Oakland Art Gallery, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1939; San Diego FA Gallery, 1928; Beaux Arts Gallery (SF), 1928; Santa Cruz Art League, 1929; SFMA, 1935, 1937 (solo); GGIE, 1939. In: Shasta State Historical Museum.