California Orange Grove

Accession Number
1985/2.89

Title
California Orange Grove

Artist(s)
David Courlander

Object Creation Date
circa 1950

Medium & Support
oil on canvas board

Dimensions
20 in. x 23 7/8 in. ( 50.8 cm x 60.6 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Harold Courlander

Subject matter
In this painting, David Courlander, a noted self-taught Primitive artist, depicts a rural outdoor scene comprised of an orange grove with houses and mountains in the distance, and two men at leisure fishing along the banks of a stream in the foreground; rendered in an unrefined color palette in mainly greens, blues, reds, and white.

Physical Description
Painting of landscape scene with blue sky and green field. Mountains and three houses in background in the upper-left quadrant. Grove with orange trees in center. Two men fishing along the banks of a stream in the lower right foreground.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
landscape

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
California
Figures
clouds
figures (representations)
fishing
folk art (traditional art)
groves (plant communities)
houses
landscapes (environments)
modern and contemporary art
mountains
orange tree
outsider art
rock (inorganic material)
rods (object genre)
rural houses
sky
streams
suns (stars)

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