A small French village viewed from the river, the soft sunlight illuminating homes and the village church, and an artist painting on the shoreline, is captured in this early 20th century painting by American artist A.B. Wright. The colour palette is bright, lending an air of lightness and depth to the composition; and the brushstrokes loose and impressionistic. The work is signed "AB Wright 1929" in the bottom right corner. The back of the panel is "Moret, France" Framed, the painting measures 32 x 27 inches.
A contemporary of Lee Greene Richards, he exhibited his artwork in early-century Paris salons. Wright studied at Latter-day Saints College, as well as at the University of Utah, where his instructors were J. T. Harwood and Herman Haag. He continued his art education in Paris at the Académie Julian, and at the Académie Colorissi, and became known for his landscapes and portraits. Once back in Utah, Wright was a professor of art at the LDS University in Salt Lake City, and in the 1920s he painted murals for the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arizona, Canada, and Hawaii.
26 x 21 in.