Our most recent obsession is the work of Chicago artist David Merkel Landis (1918-1983). The rich colors, lively brushstrokes and exotic subjects give his oils an enchanted aura. The paintings exhibit a strong American Impressionist aesthetic and are often large-scale. Many of the spectacular period frames are original to the pieces and were hand-built. Landis graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1941, served in Europe during World War II from 1942-1945, and returned to the Art Institute of Chicago as a faculty member in 1947. He continued to teach there with the title Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting until 1969. His work was included in numerous exhibitions in the Midwest and East from 1939-1973, including ten one-man shows at private galleries in Detroit, Chicago, and Edgartown, Massachusetts. Later in life, he and his wife, the potter Esther Landis, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they maintained the "Landis Studio" until his death in 1983. The Landis' pieces below represent only a selection of the works we have available. Paintings by David Landis, and other new arrivals, can now be viewed and purchased in our New Arrivals Boutique.
|#18987- David Landis, Mid 20th Century, Oil on Canvas, 46.5" x 36.5" Framed, $3,750|
|#19012- David Landis, Mid 20th Century, Oil on Wood Panel, Entitled "Sunbathers, Martha's Vineyard", 41.5" x 29" Framed, $3,500|
|#19068- David Landis, 1950, Oil on Canvas, Entitled "Dream of Rome", 22" x 31" Framed, $2,450|
|#19280- David Landis, Mid 20th Century, Oil on Canvas, Entitled "Portuguese Bullfight, Lisbon", 56" x 43.5" Framed, $4,500|
|#19285- David Landis, Mid 20th Century, Oil on Masonite, Entitled "Beach, Watch Hill, Connecticut", 82" x 32" Framed, $4,750|
Paintings by David Landis, and other new arrivals, can now be viewed and purchased in our