(American, 1911-1973)


Oil on Canvas

40 x 48 Inches

Signed Lower Left, "Giambastiani"


We are pleased to offer a large and powerful oil painting that uniquely combines Giambastiani's intuitive and painterly brushwork with the mythic iconography of the old West.


Born in Colma, California, Lida Casentini Giambastiani first studied with Maria von Ridelstein and Alexander Nepote. During the early part of her career, she favored representational still lives in oil and watercolor but her later style increasingly moved towards Abstraction and Abstract Expressionism. Giambastiani exhibited widely and with success throughout the 1940s and 50s including at the Bower Gallery (Santa Ana, solo), Crocker Art Gallery (Sacramento, solo), Haggin Museum (Stockton, solo), California Palace Legion of Honor (1945), Society for Sanity in Art, Smithsonian Institute (1956), the San Francisco Art Association (1955-58), with the San Francisco Women Artists (1957) and the Kingsley Art Club (1957, 1st prize), among others. Lida Giambastiani was a member of both the Society for Sanity in Art and the San Francisco Women Artists.



Artists in California 1786-1940, Third Edition, Edan Milton Hughes: Crocker Art Museum, Sheridan Books 2002, Vol. 1, p. 426; Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 2, p. 1275-1276; et al.







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