Oranges & Bananas by Lee Greene Richards
A very fine still life painting of a banana with oranges by the artist Lee Greene Richards (American, 1878-1950). Richards was the student of the painter JT Harwood and studied at the Académie Julian and École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before returning to Utah in 1904. Best known for his portraiture, Richards worked in a number of genres, and collaborated with various artists (e.g. Gordon Cope, AB Wright, Henry Rasmussen) on major religious commissions, including the various LDS Temples (i.e. murals for the Cardston Albertand Mesa Arizona Temples) and the Utah State Capitol building. He was a professor of painting at the University of Utah, and the only American to serve as a juror for the French Salon d'Automne, which he did in 1921.
Dimensions: 12.25 x 16 in. (Unframed)
Oil on canvas
Signed, lower right: "L.G.RICHARDS"