Arnold Turtle (1892-1954)
Gouache on Paper
10 x 12 inches
Signed Lower Left
This work was featured in our 2nd Annual Curated Sale of Historic Indiana Art, April 8th, 2018 at the Indianapolis Art Center.
This painting was featured in our weekly email on 4/7/17 along with the following gallery comments:
Arnold Turtle wasn’t supposed to be an artist. He came to Chicago from England to work in the family business and his interest in painting led him to the Chicago Art Institute where he took night classes. He ultimately abandoned business and pursued art full time. Thank goodness – his paintings are just wonderful. Always loose and evocative – up close they are a brilliant mess and stepping back it all resolves into a perfect scene. Today’s piece, Lakeside Harbor (our title), is a fun, gouache example. I’m guessing it’s Belmont Harbor or another local Chicago lakeside scene though the painting itself is not talking. Relatively early work for Turtle. And it certainly reflects his obsession with painting coastals and harbor scenes from all over this country.
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