Original oil painting on board. Hand signed and dated by the artist "Biddle, 1942" lower left. In very good condition.
George Biddle was an important 20th century American painter, drawing master, printmaker, and muralist whose major creative activity spanned a fifty-year period from 1914 to 1964. During his lifetime he was counted as one of the leading artists in the United States. His influence in the vanguard and later development of the "WPA" and "American Scene" genres during the 1930's and 1940's was of particular importance during this period in American art.
Biddle's paintings, drawings, and prints are held in many museum collections worldwide, including: Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Art Institute Chicago, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. During Biddle's career, he received more than 100 one-man exhibitions in Europe, Mexico, Japan, India and the United States.