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The Red Rock

Artist: Fremont F. Ellis (American, 1897 - 1985)

Date: c. 1957
Medium: oil on canvas board
Dimensions:
25 × 30 1/8 inches (63.5 × 76.5 cm)
Frame: 30 3/16 × 35 3/4 × 2 1/2 inches (76.7 × 90.8 × 6.4 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Signed: FREMONT F ELLIS (lower right) 900/00 (reverse)
Credit Line: Partial Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965 and Partial Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1973
Object number: 31.20.13
Accession Number: 1965.1.821
Label Text:Ellis settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and became one of the members of Los Cincos Pintores. For inspiration for his landscape images, he traveled to other sites in the West such as Navajo country. He became known as an “impressionist” because he painted with a concern for light and he richly applied paint.
Provenance: Artist; purchased April 25, 1957 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; ½ interest bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation [1]; remaining ½ interest gifted June 15, 1973 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation by Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. Owned jointly by H.J. Lutcher Stark and Nelda C. Stark until his death at which point his ½ interest was bequeathed to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.
Exhibitions:
  • Branding the American West: Paintings and Films 1900-1950