Lot 47
Stephen Goosson (American, 1889-1973), Village in the Snow
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on board, signed at lower left, presented in a period frame.

Frame dimensions 25 1/4 x 29 in.

The McKenzie Gallery, Inc., Los Angeles, California

Stephen Goosson began his professional career as an architect in Detroit, Michigan. However, he soon moved to Hollywood to work as an art director with such talent as Lewis J. Selznick, Mary Pickford, and Cecille B. DeMille. He was nominated five times for the Academy Award and is credited as art director for over thirteen hundred motion pictures.

His interest in painting started in 1945, while still working in Hollywood. He devoted himself fully to painting in 1963. The present painting recalls work by Maurice Utrillo and other members of the School of Paris.

Small paint flake to one figure at center of composition; small paint flake to tree branch above gateway in wall at right; some discoloration to linen liner.