A pair of impressionist ‘plein –air’ landscapes

Dedrick Brandes Stuber
(1878-1954) American
Title A pair of impressionist ‘plein –air’ landscapes
Category Recently Sold
Medium & Size Oils on board.12x9 ½ in. 18x15 in. Both signed. Circa late 1920’s.
Price Band £2,000 - £5,000
Location Hungerford

Landscape painter Dedrick Brandes Stuber was born in New York City in 1878 and studied with Julian Onderdonk and Clinton Peters at the Art Students League. He found inspiration in the scenery of Long Island and nearby Westchester County, and exhibited with the National Academy in 1911 and 1912. Although he never traveled abroad for further study, young Stuber was influenced by the Barbizon painters Charles Francois Daubigny (1817-1878) and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875), whose earthy palette and attention to atmosphere would manifest in Stuber’s own work.

By 1920, Stuber had relocated to Los Angeles and joined a number of local arts organizations, including the Laguna Beach Art Association, the Glendale Art Association and the Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles. He was drawn to the rural hills and valleys of the California landscape, showing a particular interest in the atmospheric effects of late evening and early morning, and also painted marines and city views.

Museums: The National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C., the Fleischer Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Irvine Museum of California His work was represented by Wilshire Galleries in Los Angeles, and an example of his plein air painting can be found in the collection of the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum.

Bibl: Falk, Who Was Who in American Art, 1999; Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters and Sculptors; Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters and Sculptors; Janet Blake Dominik, Early Artists in Laguna Beach; The Impressionists, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, California, and September 23 – November 5, 1986. 

Provenance: Adele Astaire (Sister of Fred Astaire who married into the Cavendish family and lived at Lismore Castle, Waterford, Eire 1932-1944). By descent to Lord Burlington, Lismore Castle.

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