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Lot 13: Alexander M. Wood, (British/American; 1849 - 1925), California Landscape, Oil on canvas, 30" x 49". Small scrape at top edgePlatinum House
January 24, 2013
Indianapolis, IN, USALive Auction
Alexander M. Wood
(British/American; 1849 - 1925)
Oil on canvas
Signed A.M. Wood lower left.
Born in Scotland in 1849, Wood was active in northern California from the mid-1880s. He was a close friend of A. D. M. Cooper, and often joined him on painting excursions and drinking sprees. In November 1887, Wood and Cooper auctioned off several of their paintings in San Jose, one of which was painted jointly. A self-taught, itinerant artist, Wood worked in several parts of the Northwest including British Columbia. He maintained a studio-home in San Francisco at 112 Columbus Avenue until his death there of tuberculosis on June 5, 1925. His various occupations listed in the city directories included stonecutter, varnisher, and painter.
30" x 49". Small scrape at top edge
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