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MARTHA SIMKINS (1866-1969) Boat House and Boat, Early 20th c., Oil on canvas

  • The Van Dereck Collection
  • Dimensions:
  • 24 x 30", 30 1/2 x 35 1/2" framed
  • Artist Name:
  • Martha Simkins
  • Literature:
  • Ms. Simkins was born in Florida, grew up in Corsicana, Texas, and studied under William Merritt Chase. She also studied in Europe under Cecilia Beaux and John Singer Sargent and became friends with Mary Cassatt. From 1915-1924 Miss Simkins maintained two studios, one in Dallas and the other in New York. Her landscapes, still-lifes, and particularly her portraits were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the National Academy of Design in New York, the Charleston Museum in South Carolina, several New York galleries and in Paris. In the 1920's Miss Simkins moved to Dallas to tend to her mother who was ill, and never returned to New York. She lived in the University Park section of Dallas (near Southern Methodist University) where she had her studio. She was a very active portrait painter with many commissions, and she also taught students. Miss Simkins died in 1969 at the age of 103.
  • Medium:
  • Oil on canvas
  • Circa:
  • Early 20th c.
  • Notes:
  • SLL
  • Condition:
  • Very good as is condition, overall surface dirt, discoloration, varnish inconsistencies, stable craquelure, minor canvas warping, please consider photos an accurate description of condition

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by Bakker Auctions
October 23, 2021 1:00 PM EDT
Provincetown, MA, US

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