Wilson Irvine American Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting, Early 20th Century
Wilson Henry Irvine (American, 1869 – 1936)
Untitled (landscape with lake), early 20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower left
Presented in an Arts and Crafts style frame
Includes attribution with artist information to verso
Irvine was a well-regarded Impressionist landscape painter. Early in his artistic career, he mastered the new medium of airbrush while working as an illustrator and graphic designer. Soon, he relocated to Chicago and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for seven years. AIC would continue to support Irvine’s work throughout his career, often offering him solo exhibitions. Irvine was also closely associated with the Old Lyme School in Connecticut. The group was led by Florence Griswold and was known as the American Barbizon School. Irvine’s landscapes are celebrated and many paintings are held in permanent collections, most notably at the Art Institute of Chicago, Union League Club, National Portrait Gallery and more.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- dust accretions to surface; moderate craquelure and drying cracks throughout the composition; minor spots of overpainting throughout the composition; moderate overpainting to clouds; signs of frame abrasions; wear, discoloration and minor loss to frame; minor wear to verso; examined with UV light.
- measures frame; sight measures 26.5" W x 23.5" H.