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Leland Curtis (United States, 1897 - 1989) large oil on canvas painting depicting a mountain range in Antarctica, signed lower right: "Leland Curtis, Antarctica, 1939 - 40, 1956". Titled ANTARCTICA, Leland Curtis, Moose Wyoming en verso along with the artist stamp. Sight: 29 1/2" H x 39 1/2"W, frame: 37-1/4" H x 48" W. Biography courtesy Askart.com: A California desert and mountain painter best known for his views of Antarctica, Leland Curtis created widely exhibited work including California desert and mountain landscapes. From 1939 to 1940 and in 1957, he was the official artist for the United States Antarctica Expeditions and earned national attention for his views of the South Pole. He also painted in Utah and Monument Valley. He was born in Denver, Colorado, and arrived in Los Angeles in 1914 where he began his art studies in high school. In 1917, he enlisted in the Armed Forces and then became a commercial illustrator. Later in his life he retired to the California desert and in 1972, became a resident of Carson City, Nevada, where he died in 1989.
Overall excellent condition.
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161: Leland Curtis oil on canvas, Antarctic Scene

Estimate $3,500 - $4,500Oct 06, 2012
Starting Price $1,700
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