"WASH DAY" (ca. 1940's) By PALMER Z. HOLMES, SR. (American, 1896 - 1955)
Oil on board, approximately 26 x 36 inches (board), 31 x 41 inches (original frame), signed lower left, excellent condition.
Holmes exhibited and won prizes at the Butler Art Institute, New York Academy of Fine Arts, State Teachers College in Pennsylvania, and several other awards from art museums and institutes in Indianapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, and other cities.
Of note, Holmes studied with Yasuo Kuniyoshi, an important Japanese artist at the Art Students League in Woodstock, New York.