Palm Canyon by Frederick Penney c 1930
A gorgeous oil of Palm Springs' magic canyon. For Fred, an early encounter with that part of the world where he would eventually settle. Masterful work.
Canvas is 20 x 24, frame is 27 x 31.
Frederick Penney (1900 - 1988) Born in Fullerton, Nebraska, Frederick Penney became a landscape painter who spent much of the last 30 years of his career painting desert scenes of the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1924, having traveled as a youth with the circus in order to capture in paint aspects of this activity.
He studied at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Art Students League in New York. During the 1930s, he was active in the art world of Los Angeles and had a design center business. However, at the beginning of World War II until 1957, he returned to Chicago where he worked in the factory of his father and then returned to California, settling in Palm Springs. He was a member of the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs, the Laguna Beach Art Association, and the California Watercolor Society.