This is a rare oil on canvas painting by Buffalo, NY woman artist Annie I. Crawford with a magnificent frame. I cannot say for certain whether the frame is original but have no reason to believe it is not. The canvas measures 22 x 16'. Signed lower center and dated 1905.It is in excellent condition having recently been cleaned and varnished (though not by me). I did examine it under black light and found no over painting or previous restorations.
Here is some biographical information on this artist from the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Crawford was born in Buffalo, N. Her father's success as a businessman (his Crawford & Sons firm produced headstones and memorials for wealthy Buffalo families) enabled her to study with Lars G.On a trip to Europe, most likely in 1889, she met fellow artist Emma Kaan, with whom she eventually began a relationshipning more than four decades. In the late 1890s Kaan moved to Buffalo, where the duo remained for the rest of their lives together.
They often worked on paintings together and both signed them, an unusual practice for the time. They also experimented with using photography to replicate their work.
The two artists were good friends with the Arts & Crafts artist Charles Rohlfs, and he provided them with frames for many of their paintings. In return, they sometimes used him and members of his family as subjects. Crawford and Kaan shared studio and teaching space as well as living quarters.They had paintings and prints exhibited at the then-new Albright Art Gallery and in various private collections throughout the city. Upon their deaths, much of their work was lost and they were buried in separate cities. Annie Crawford, despite her family's business, was not given a headstone. The item "Listed American Buffalo New York Annie I. Crawford Arts and Crafts movement 1905" is in sale since Friday, March 16, 2018.
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