"Winter Afternoon" by Leighton Cram
LEIGHTON R. CRAM
(American, 1895 - 1981)
Oil on board, 12 x 16 inches (board), 18 x 22 inches (frame), signed and dated lower left, 22k gold leaf hand-carved frame.
Leighton R. Cram was born in 1895 in Newton, Massachusetts. He studied with landscape artists J. S. Ankeney and Charles Kaelin. A charter member of the Rockport Art Association, he exhibited in Boston, Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts and also participated in exhibitions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in New York City. Examples of his work may be found in the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Massachusetts. Cram died in 1981.
References: Falk, Who Was Who in American Art; Lippincott (ed.), Artists of the Rockport Art Association Sixtieth Anniversary Issue; Mallett, Malletts Index of Artists, Biographical - International; Vevers, Provincetown Abstract Painting, 1915-1950 (from the Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection).