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Arnold E. Turtle ( USA/ England 1892 - 1954) Original Oil - 27.5"H x 30"W- Impressionist Well listed Artist -High auction and galley prices!

Regular price $3,500.00 USD
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Original Oil Painting by well listed American/ English artist Arnold E. Turtle (1892-1954). Stunning Impressionist style oil on stretch canvas depicting Marine Scene circa 1930's. Well executed painting shows great movement and wonderful color palate. Painting signed at lower right and still retains Chicago Gallery label on verso. Comes professionally framed and in overall excellent condition. Much thought-after artist- Painting shows artist skilled technique very collectible work by well listed who's auction prices have reached $15,000+ (Jacksons' Auction Company (03/30/2008) ). - Comes framed. Signature: Signed lower right Medium: Oil on Stretch Canvas Size: c 27.5" (69.85 cm) Height X 30" (76.2cm) Wide including frame c 23.25" (59.05cm) Height X 26.25" (66.67cm) Wide unframed Condition: Very good- No Paint loss or damage Free domestic shipping! Returns & exchanges: Returns accepted within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking. About the artist:( bio from Arnold Turtle was born in 1892 in Birmingham, England. He lived there until the age of 24, where he began a career in insurance, dabbling in art and music on the side. He emigrated to the United States in 1922 and changed careers, going into accounting but was drawn ever-closer to art. He took night classes at the Chicago Art Institute, the Chicago Fine Arts Academy. He joined the Palette and Chisel in 1926 (paying the princely initiation fee of $100.00) and remained a dues paying member until his death. At the Palette and Chisel he received great support and encouragement from his peers and was able to become a full time artist by 1928. His initial exhibit in Chicago in 1929 was considered very much a critical and commercial success and his career was born. It has been said that Arnold “..cared about paint and how he could make it dance.” and “..he was a composer of music who ended up composing duets for brush and canvas.” Turtle traveled and painted all over the United States. He was a frequent visitor to Brown County to paint. In the January 7, 1955 Chicago Daily Tribune review of the (posthumous) Arnold Turtle Memorial Exhibition, it was reported that “Arnold Turtle’s two loves were landscape and figure painting, which invariably meant to him young women dressed in flowing and utterly feminine gowns.” and, Turtle “found the beautiful and picturesque everywhere. He once made a fairy scene of an Evanston alley; there was no limit to his vision nor to his ability to put on canvas an impression which told more than the camera.” Arnold Turtle died in 1954 in Galena, Illinois.