Arthur Hill Gilbert, A.N.A. (1894-1970)

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Title:
"Mt. Doud, Big Sur"
Date:
c. 1928
Size:
40" x 50"
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Signed:
Signed L. R.
 
~A view from the Carmel Highlands along the Big Sur coast~

Signed lower right

This major painting by Gilbert is the largest of his most sought after version of “Mt. Doud” and is considered his finest exhibition work. In pristine condition, this iconic painting represents a view of the Monterey-Carmel coast in all its glorious splendor.

Arriving in California to study at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles about 1920, he would first earn recognition exhibiting through the Stendahl Galleries and the Laguna Beach Art Association.

He moved north to Monterey in 1928 and became an active member of the newly formed Carmel Art Association. He was soon to win major national awards and was one of the very few California impressionists to be elected into the prestigious National Academy of Design receiving an associate membership in 1930.

Gilbert continued exhibiting statewide and nationally, while playing a formative role in the art community of the Monterey Peninsula. As a member of the prestigious “Big Four”, Gilbert exhibited often with fellow resident academicians: Armin Hansen, William Ritschel, and Paul Dougherty.