Lot 12: Douglass Parshall (California, 1899 - 1990)
November 12, 2016
Sarasota, FL, USALive Auction
Description: Douglass Parshall (American. 1899 - 1990) "Across the Bay" Image size: 4.25 x 5.75 in. Overall Size: 8.5 x 10 in. Oil/Board. Douglass Ewell Parshall was born in New York City on November 19, 1899. As a child he began to draw under the guidance of his father, Dewitt. By age ten he was painting landscapes, and at fifteen he had one of his works exhibited at the National Academy of Design. He later studied briefly at the Art Students League in New York City, Académie Julian in Paris, the Boston Museum School, and with Frank M. Fletcher. Douglass Ewell Parshall was a member of the National Academy of Design; Society of Western Artists; California Art Club; Painters of the West; Santa Barbara Art Association; Los Angeles Art Association; California Watercolor Society (president 1947-48). His exhibitions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1918, 1921; National Academy of Design, New York City, 1924, 1927 (Hallgarten prize); Century of Progress, Chicago, 1933; De Young Museum, San Francisco, 1935; Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939; Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, 1942; California Watercolor Society, 1958, 1962, 1965 (prize). Parshall's works are in the collections of Warner Brothers Theater, Hollywood (murals); Santa Barbara Jr. High School (murals); Syracuse Museum, New York; Reading Museum, Pennsylvania; Kansas City Museum; San Diego Museum; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Detroit Museum; M. H. de Young Museum, San Francisco; Oakland Museum; Santa Barbara Museum.