“LAND, SEA AND SKY” (ca 1930, probably Booth Bay Harbor, Maine) by LISA WHITNEY (American)

Oil on canvas, 36 x 50 inches (canvas), 45 ½ x 59 ½ inches (frame), signed lower left, 22k gold leaf hand-carved frame.

(From 1906 until around 1930, Asa G. Randall’s Commonwealth Art Colony in Boothbay Harbor was a summer arts school for teachers and would-be artists in several disciplines.

In 1912, it became the Commonwealth School of Art and Industry, by adding the summer sessionss of the New School of Fine and Applied Arts. In 1913, music was added to the curriculum.  That year there were 15 instructors and 200 students, ages 18 to 40, many with their families in tow.

Price:  $16,500

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