Warm mid-century colors are captured in this vintage oil painting by Beatrice Stuart (1917-2003) of Mission San Juan Capistrano. The expressionist 20" x 24" oil on canvas has a gilded craftsman style 26" x 30" frame with distressing, consistent with age
- Oil on Canvas 20" x 24"
Craftsman Style period frame 26" x 30"
Distressing on frame consistent with age
Signed by the Artist on the lower right
Beatrice Stuart (1917-2003) was a consummate artist in a variety of media with the use of exciting shapes and harmonious colors with bold and loose applications bringing a rhythmic effect to her work. Her extensive fine art training began in fashion design on scholarship at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and at Northwestern University. In California she continued her art education at UCLA, Otis Art Institute, and Chouinard Art Institute where she was granted a scholarship. Equally versed in oil and watercolor, Beatrice was a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society where she served twice as an elected Board Member and a Signature Member of the California Art Club, where she received the Gold Medal for Still Life in 1995. Museum exhibitions include the Frye Art Museum (Seattle, Washington); the Carnegie Art Museum and the Pasadena Historical Museum in California. Selected exhibitions include the National Academy of Design (New York City), Academy of Arts (Oahu, Hawaii), Scottsdale Artists' School (Arizona), California State University at Chico, the Municipal Art Gallery of the City of Los Angeles, California. Beatrice Stuart in featured in "Emerging from the Shadows, A Survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960" by Maurine St. Gaudens, a four volume reference released in 2016. Artist proceeds to benefit Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.