Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Tempera on Masonite, signed lower right, includes labels from Maynard Walker Gallery and the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, presented in an attractive wooden frame with linen liner.
SS 22 x 28 in.; DOA 31.5 x 37.5 in.
Maynard Walker Gallery, New York
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia (Museum Membership Purchase, 1967)
Private Collection, Wilmington, North Carolina
John Chumley is best known for his egg tempera and watercolor landscapes of his rural homeland in the Shenandoah Valley. His post-graduate study under Walter Stuempfig at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts convinced him that his field was realism and the rural countryside his stimulus. As he refined his work, there were other influential centers of art along the way--the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he met his wife Bettye (Skip) Roberts; and the Fort Worth Center of Art, Fort Worth, Texas, where he was artist-in-residence from 1958-1961.
John's work has been featured in many one-man exhibitions from New York to Texas and from Louisiana to Pennsylvania, and in collections with at least ten major art museums and the American Embassy in Moscow.
Top left quadrant with paint loss and repair, top right edge with scrape and water stain.
$4,000 - 8,000