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Arcadia - Montecito, California

Arcadia - Montecito, California

Artist: Richard Sumner Meryman (American, 1882 - 1963)

Date: by 1923
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Framed: 51 3/4 x 59 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (131.4 x 151.1 x 6.4 cm)
Canvas: 36 x 44 in. (91.4 x 111.8 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 1923.135.1
Meryman began his training with Frank Benson at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. He became Abbott Thayer’s primary assistant and student beginning in 1906 at the art colony in Dublin, New Hampshire. He remained an intimate of the Thayer family for more than two decades—he even married Thayer’s niece—and a Dubliner for the rest of his life. This large California landscape was likely was painting during the time when Meryman summered in the Santa Barbara area and connected with a group of California impressionists including Clarence Hinkle and Meredith Brooks Abbott.
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