Oil on Canvas
23½ x 29½ Inches
Signed Lower Left, "A. Espoy" and Dated 1936
Born in Villa Nueva, Spain, Angel De Service Espoy first studied with Joaquin Sorolla in Barcelona before moving to Havana. He arrived in New York City in 1904 and worked there for a decade before moving to California in 1914. In San Francisco, he continued his studies with Manuel Valencia, Carl Jonnevold and John Califano before settling Southern California in 1922.
Espoy exhibited widely and with success, including at the Madrid International Exposition (1912) and the Barker Bros Galleries in Los Angeles (1934). He was a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and his work is held in numerous private and public collections including the permanent collections of the Oakland Museum, Los Angeles City Hall and Loyola University among others. The artist is also well-listed in all relevant art reference works including Who Was Who in American Art and Benezit.
Displayed in a period, hand-carved giltwood frame.
Framed dimensions: 29 H x 35 W x 1¾ D Inches.
Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 1, p. 1059; Artists in California 1786-1940, Third Edition, Edan Milton Hughes: Crocker Art Museum, Sheridan Books 2002, Vol. 1, p. 357; E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 5, p. 189; et al.
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