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Edmond J. Fitzgerald Oil on Board "Art Class in Maine"

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Edmond J. Fitzgerald (American; 1912 – 1989)
Art Class in Maine, n.d.
Oil on board
Signed to lower left
Titled and inscribed to verso

An oil painting on board titled Art Class in Maine by well-listed American artist Edmond James Fitzgerald (1912-1989). This work features a view of people scattered throughout a hilly sea coast, portrayed in a post-impressionist manner with thick brushstrokes and patches of vibrant colors. The work is signed Emond J. Fitzgerald NA’ to the lower left. It is presented in a wood frame with a lemon gilt finish. To the verso is an inscribed label for a 1984 Salmagundi Club exhibition and a label from the Eisele Gallery of Fine Art.

From the artist’s estate

Renowned for his sea-landscape, landscape, portrait and genre paintings, Edmond J. Fitzgerald is prolific in a wide range of mediums including oil, watercolor, and charcoal. He is considered active in Washington, Seattle, New York and Cincinnati.

Fitzgerald grew up in the Seattle area, graduated from The California School of Fine Arts, and as a young man participated in an U.S. Geological Survey Expedition to Alaska. He is known for love of painting the outdoors. A Naval officer during World War II, he later continued many years in the Naval Reserves, with many naval art assignments.

He was notably influenced by Eustace Ziegler and Alaskan landscapes. He married Mary Louise Streets, a ceramics student before the war, and moved to New York after the war. He taught classes at institutions such as a Parson’s School of Design, and the New York Academy of Design. A former president of the Allied Artists of America and the American Watercolor Society, Fitzgerald’s art is in permanent collections at the White House, George Washington University, the Seattle Art Museum and many others. He authored art books titled Painting and Drawing in Charcoal and Oil and Marine Painting in Watercolor. After Mary Louis Streets died he married Margaret Trent and relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio.


- minor wear scattered throughout frame.


22.5" W x 13.25" H x 1.0" D

- measurement of frame; visible image measures approximately 17.25" W x 8" H.

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