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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

Tue, May 21, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 37

Stanford Fenelle Rural MN Landscape Painting 1937

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Stanford Fenelle (American, 1909-1995). Watercolor on paper painting depicting a landscape with a rural farm, 1937. Signed and dated along the lower left.

Stanford Fenelle, an artist whose career spanned over sixty years, developed a diverse body of work characterized by his principled technique and vibrant use of color. Born in 1909 to immigrant parents in Minneapolis, Fenelle's artistic journey began in seventh grade, sparked by the encouragement of a perceptive teacher. He became involved in the Works Project Administration art division from 1933 to 1942, exhibiting alongside contemporaries and forming lasting friendships, notably with Cameron Booth. Fenelle's career with Brown & Bigelow allowed him to support his family while pursuing his artistic passion, particularly in rendering hunting dogs for calendars. Following his retirement in 1974, he focused on capturing Minnesota's rural scenery, exhibiting his detailed and sensitive paintings infrequently but remaining devoted to his artistic vision throughout his life.

Sight; height: 14 1/4 in x width: 21 3/4 in. Framed; height: 21 1/2 in x width: 27 1/2 in x depth: 1 1/2 in.


There colors are deep and bold. There are no visible rips, tears, or major losses. There are a few very minute losses to the paint layer throughout. No signs of restoration under UV light. Framed under glass; there are a couple of deep scratches to the glass. Not examined out of frame. Light wear to the frame. Not examined out of frame.

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