28E Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 , United States Call Seller 631.204.0383



$ 3,200
  • Description
    Great example of the the artistic excellence of William J. Kayla and his mastery of the watercolor. Circa 1925. Signed lower left. Condition is very good. Beautifully matted and framed in a custom gold leaf contemporary frame in the style of the period of the artwork Overall framed measurements are 32 by 28 inches. Provenance: Christie’s Auction House, New York.

    Born in Boston in 1871, William J. Kaula began his artistic studies locally at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and the Cowles Art School before departing for Paris and enrolling at the Académies Julian and Colarossi. While in France, Kaula met fellow art student Lee Lufkin, whom he would later marry in 1902. Upon his return to Boston, he completed his education under the tutelage of Edmund Tarbell, who had a lasting influence on Kaula’s work.

    Kaula is best known for his delicate, cloud-filled landscapes painted in New England, primarily around the Monadnock region in New Hampshire where he spent many summers in nearby New Ipswich. He was highly praised by critics, fellow artists and collectors for his compositions featuring low horizons and expressive skies.

    Kaula exhibited widely in Boston at the Copley Gallery, the Guild of Boston Artists, and the Cobb Galleries, and won a medal at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition and a bronze medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. Kaula was also an accomplished watercolorist and joined the New York Water Color Club and the Boston Society of Water Color Painters, serving as President of the latter for a time. In the fall of 1905, the Kaulas moved into a large studio at the Fenway Studios building, where they lived and worked together until William Kaula’s death in 1953. Today, Kaula’s work can be found in a number of museum collections, including the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, Massachusetts
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Watercolor on archival paper
    Condition: Very good; several small specks of foxing in sky
    Creation Date: Circa 1925
    Styles / Movements: Post Impressionism
    Incollect Reference #: 549745
  • Dimensions
    W. 17 in; H. 21 in; D. 1.5 in;
    W. 43.18 cm; H. 53.34 cm; D. 3.81 cm;
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