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Stanley Reckless
Stanley Reckless, Raven Rock, NJ 1919
"Raven Rock, NJ" is an Impressionist landscape by Pennsylvania and New Hope School painter Stanley Reckless. The 9.75" x 12.75" oil on board features a lush, green landscape of the Delaware River region near Raven Rock, New Jersey, with fields and farmhouses. It is framed in reproduction frame and signed and dated "S L Reckless 19" in the lower right. Provenance: Private collection, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Stanley Laurence Reckless (Zbytniewski) (American, 1892-1955) was a painter and teacher, he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 22, 1892. After settling on an art career, Stanley Zbytniewski adopted the name Reckless. He began his art training at the PAFA where he won the Cresson Traveling Scholarship (1915-16) for further study at Académie Julian in Paris. His art career was briefly interrupted while serving in WWI. Upon discharge, he worked in Pennsylvania until 1930 when he settled in Los Angeles. Initially, he taught at the Chouinard Art School and later served as director of the Art Center School. He was considered part of the Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope School painters. Reckless died in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, 1955.
oil on board, 10" x 13"
Signed and Dated Lower Right
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