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John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait
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John Marshall Gamble Original Vintage CA Plein Air Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Violinist Portrait

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Original vintage Plein Air oil painting of a violinist playing in a sunlit landscape, by California impressionist, John Marshall Gamble (1863-1957). 
    

John Marshall Gamble was an American painter renowned for his focus on California landscapes and wildflowers. After the 1906 earthquake destroyed his San Francisco studio, he relocated to Santa Barbara, where he became a prominent figure in the local art scene. Gamble made significant contributions as a teacher and served as the School Board President of the Santa Barbara School of the Arts.

Born in New Jersey in 1863, Gamble moved to New Zealand with his family at a young age before settling in San Francisco in 1883. He received his initial artistic education at the San Francisco School of Design under Virgil Macey Williams and Emil Carlson. Seeking further training, he ventured to Paris and studied at the Académie Colarossi and the Académie Julian under the tutelage of Jean-Paul Laurens and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant. Upon returning to San Francisco, he established a studio that was unfortunately destroyed during the 1906 earthquake, prompting his move to Santa Barbara.

Throughout his career, Gamble achieved recognition with various awards, including a gold medal at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. His extraordinary depictions of California's wildflowers earned him the reputation as the preeminent painter in that genre, securing him enduring fame. In 1929, Gamble joined the faculty of the Santa Barbara School of the Arts, where he later became the School Board President.

Gamble shared a close friendship with fellow artist Willis E. Davies, accompanying him on plein air painting trips and a European expedition in 1910, which ended tragically with Davies' suicide aboard the White Star liner RMS Oceanic. Gamble was laid to rest at the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, California. 

Known for his meticulous understanding of California's landscapes, Gamble's paintings exhibited an intimate connection with nature, capturing its essence. His artwork commanded significant attention in the art world, with his piece titled "Poppies and Lupine" fetching a staggering US$178,500 in a 1998 Christie's auction. Gamble's work can be found in esteemed galleries such as Steven Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, and William A. Karges Fine Art. Additionally, his paintings have been acquired by renowned institutions like the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Beyond his artistic achievements, Gamble also played a vital role as a mentor and teacher, earning him the title of the "Dean of Santa Barbara artists."

 
John Marshall Gamble

(1863-1957)
American Impressionist; New Jersey, California


John Marshall Gamble

Oil on Canvas, backed by board
It is estimated to have been created in approximately 1955
Hoosier Indiana School
Portrait of a Violinist, in a Landscape
The painting measures approximately 15.5" X 15.5", square, without the original frame
In frame, the painting measures approximately 19.75" X 19.75"
All paint is original. The painting is monogrammed by the artist in the lower right corner, lightly, as well as the left.
The painting is still sealed in its original vintage antique French frame; the frame has no obvious flaws, and is in good condition, as well. 
The painting is in good, original condition. There has been a light cleaning, to remove dirt. There are some tiny pin dots, of abrasion/very small points of loss of paint; most of which, are isolated to the lower left portion. Please review all of the images for detailed conditions.  

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