Art History: C.S. Price

51.18Untitled (Seated Bison) C. S. Price c. 1900
One of my favorite animals is the bison and I love the idea of a pioneer artist sketching them on his way to Oregon.

C.S. Price’s paintings evolved into a boldly sculptural style, often with muted, serene colors and images of animals or farming and ranching work. During the 1930s, he completed an impressive series of monumental paintings for the Public Works of Art Project and the Federal Art Projects, including those that are now in Timberline Lodge, the Multnomah County Library, Pendleton High School, and the Portland Art Museum. C.S. Price may be Oregon’s most important and influential painter. (The Oregon Encyclopedia)

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