Marshall Merritt: Western Artist, "Death Valley Trek, CA 1960's, Oil Painting, #690

$ 4,750.00

690. Description: Marshall Merritt, Western Artist, "Death Valley Trek, CA 1960's, Oil Painting

Dimensions: 32.5 x 26.5 inches.

Condition: Excellent condition for its age, The piece has been re-framed and cleaned up and shows very nice.

Provenance: From an estate in Florida. Originally purchased by the owner in Death Valley in the 1980's.

This biography from the Archives of AskART: Marshall Merritt was born on August 28, 1904. For many years he maintained a studio in Willits, California. While his studio was located in Willits, he spent as much as four months each year painting the landscapes and seascapes of the Monterey Peninsula. An impressionist painter, he specialized in oil renditions of the California coast.

During his career he exhibited at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Mendocino County Fair, the Artist's Guild of America in Carmel, California, the Los Gatos Art Association, and various Galleries on the Monterey Peninsula and in Northern California. In 1955 he presented his works at a solo exhibition at the Artist's Guild of America in Carmel.

In the 1950's he moved his studio to Los Gatos, California. He was a member of the Artist's Guild of America and the Los Gatos Art Association, among others. For a period of several years during the mid to latter part of the 1950's he served as the Vice President of the Los Gatos Art Association.

His works are in private collections throughout the United States, and Europe. Marshall Merritt died in Los Gatos, California in July 1978.

He was an accomplished craftsman in other media; for instance, he carved wooden frames for many of his paintings.

Marshall Merritt had two daughters, Virginia and Shirley. He died while on vacation in the north central U.S. in July 1978. He was a resident of Los Gatos, California at the time of his death.

Source: Artist's Guild of America Exhibition Bio (1955), California Death Index

Submitted by Gary Stanley/ArtSanDiego:

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