Lot 241

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Gideon Townsend Stanton (American/Louisiana, 1885-1964), "Rainy Night on Canal Street", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 25 in. x 30 in., framed. Note: Gideon Stanton was born in Morris, Minnesota in 1885. Originally a stockbroker, he moved to New Orleans to work at his father's brokerage until the mid-1940s, when he left to pursue a full-time career as an artist. As a result of his friendship with Ellsworth Woodward, Stanton was hired in administrative positions for the Louisiana Works Progress Administration and the Delgado Museum of Art Project. Both jobs involved Stanton choosing artists for collections and large scale murals assignments. His time at these institutions was often viewed as contentious, as he was staunchly against abstract art which he referred to as “those modern forms.” In his own work, such as “Rainy Night on Canal Street” offered here, Stanton utilized a representational and impressionist style with a restrained use of color to evoke the romantic feeling of a rainy night in New Orleans. Ref.: Megraw, Richard. Confronting Modernity: Art and Society in Louisiana. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2008, pp. 115-133.

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April 13, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
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