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Alberta Kinsey Oil Painting of Magnolias, Early 20th Century

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Alberta Kinsey (Ohio/Louisiana, 1875 – 1952)
Untitled (still life with magnolias), early 20th century
Oil painting on board
Signed to the lower right

Alberta Kinsey, known for her loose painterly style, was known for her New Orleans courtyard scenes, still lifes, and architectural paintings. A noted French Quarter artist, she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and was an art instructor at the University of Ohio in Lebanon and the Delgado Museum of Art (New Orleans Museum of Art). She was a member of the Cincinnati Art Association, the Cincinnati Women’s Art Club, the New Orleans Art Association, and the founder of the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans in 1922. Kinsey’s work can be found at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Louisiana State Museum.


- discoloration and minor debris to varnish over painting; small chip of paint loss to the right of magnolias; chips, cracks, and loss to the molding of the frame particularly to the corners; glue residue and repair attempts to the corners of the frame.


27.75" W x 24.25" H x 2.5" D

- measures frame; sight measures 21.0" W x 17.5" H.

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