MARY CAPLES MORRISON (VIRGINIA, 1907-1995) LANDSCAPE PAINTING, oil on canvasboard, an impressionistic view with areas of impasto, featuring an old barn with red-tin roof nestled in a mountain valley. Signed and dated "Morrison / 63" lower right. Likely original typed label verso "Mary C. Morrison / Country Christians Barns / $35". Housed in possibly original oak frame with white-washed surface. Circa 1963. 19 3/4" x 23 1/2" sight, 23" x 27" OA. Catalogue Note: Mary Caples Morrison (1907-1995) was born in Richmond, Virginia but spent over forty years of her life in the Shenandoah Valley, living in the small town of Harrisonburg. A graduate of the Collegiate School in Richmond, she went on to attend the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. where she graduated with honors. Initially focused on sculpture (in fact she trained with Borglum), the artist turned to painting as a young adult and continued to paint for the rest of her life. Morrison often depicted the landscape and the people of the Valley, and the present example typifies her style. Morrison's work has been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others.
Excellent condition with minor areas of wear to frame.