Early 20th Century French Village Watercolor by C. Harry Allis
Mountain Village and Chapel in France by C. Harry Allis (American, 1870-1938). Presented in a rustic wooden frame. Circa 1904-1910 during his 7 year stint in France. Signed “C. Harry Allis” lower right. Image size, 17"H x 22"W. Born in Dayton, Ohio, C. Harry Allis was a landscape painter in impressionist style and worked in both oil and watercolor. He lived primarily in Michigan the and California. He taught at the Detroit Museum Art School, gave private art classes, and was an art critic for the Detroit Free Press. He studied at the Detroit Museum of Art, with Harry Eaton in New York City, and with Bouguereau in Paris. In 1912, he moved to Southern California and lived in Long Beach and Los Angeles, except for the early 1920s when he was in New York. He was active in the local art scene until his death in Los Angeles in 1938. A member of the the Society of Western Artists, 1896-1914, and the Salmagundi Club. Special Exhibition at the Detroit Museum of Art 1911: “The last seven years Mr. Alis was a resident of France, where he studied the best landscapes at the European Galleries, and where many of his important canvasses were painted. He exhibited in the Paris Salon, the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition, the International Exhibition at Rome, Le Touquet, the Chicago Art Institute, the John Herron Art Institute of Indianapolis. Member of the Society of Western Artist, the American Artists Association of Paris, and the Imperial Arts league of London”.
- Depth: 2.0 Width: 24.0 Height: 20.0
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