FABULOUS AND OUTSTANDING ANTIQUE ART DECO IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS DEPICTING TWO BEAUTIFUL FAIR-SKINNED WOMEN POSING ADMIST A FLOCK OF DOVES BY ESTEEMED NEW YORK MURALIST PAINTER CARL YELLA. THE RECLINING WOMAN IS PLAYING A LONG TRUMPET HORN, DRAWING THE BIRDS IN. THE OTHER WOMAN IS POSING WHILE HOLDING A DOVE GENTLY IN HER HAND. THIS SCENE IS SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF A MAJESTIC TERRACOTTA MOUNTAIN DURING SUNSET.
THE DETAILS ARE SPOT-ON AND AMAZING. IT CREATES A SENSE OF PEACE AND SERENITY THAT ENCAPSULATES THE ELEGANCE OF THE ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO MOVEMENT.
THIS WORK IS SIGNED AND DATED 1940 BY LELLA. PERHAPS YOU RECOGNIZE THE ARTIST? MILD WEAR TO THE FRAME, AS SHOWN.IT DOES NOT DETRACT FROM ITS BEAUTY IN ANY WAY. PROVENANCE: PRIVATE COLLECTION, BEVERLY HILLS CALIF.
DIMENSIONS 33"H x 43"W. Carl Lella (Born 1899) was active/lived in New York.
Carl Lella is known for Mural, landscape, figurative painter. Born: 1899 - Bari, Italy.
Known for: Mural, landscape, painter. Lella, an artist whose murals appeared in several Brooklyn high schools, died Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital, after a long illness. He was 88 years old and lived in Manhattan. Lella, who was born in Bari, Italy, did murals for Thomas Jefferson and Bushwick High Schools in Brooklyn, among others.
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Van Buren First Exhibition of the Society o The National Society of Mural Painters.