Mt. Slide, Nevada
- Oil on panel
- Panel: 8" high x 10" wide
- Frame: 13.5” high x 15.25” wide
- Signed lower right
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About the work
A 1956 exhibition label attached verso lists the title as “Mt. Slide, Nevada” and notes Meltzer’s affiliation with the Woodmere Art Gallery in Philadelphia.
Despite being an Easterner, Arthur Meltzer was no stranger to Nevada. He created some of his finest works in The Silver State during the 1940s. Much of his subject matter focused on the scenery around Carson City, Virginia City, and Washoe Valley.
Meltzer's work was featured in a 2006 exhibition titled Nevada Landscape: The Painted Environment, presented as part of the Nevada Touring Initiative. The announcement for the exhibition described how his landscapes “highlighted the changing seasons with broad flat brushstrokes that emphasized the strong receding planes formed by mountains and sky.”
About the artist…
Arthur Meltzer was born in Minnesota in 1893. After World War I, he pursued art studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Kochler, Joseph Pearson, and Daniel Garber. In 1921 he won a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts that enabled him to travel and study in England, France, Italy, Spain, and Holland.
Meltzer received a number of awards and honors from the Woodmere Art Museum, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, and the Gold Medal Award from the Art League of Lagonier Valley.
His works were exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Woodmere Art Museum where his art became part of the permanent collection.
Meltzer taught at the Moore College of Art for twenty-four years where he acted as chairman of the Fine Arts department. He retired from teaching in the 1940’s. He died at the age of ninety-five in 1989. Source used: AskArt
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