HARRY ANTHONY DEYOUNG (American/Texas 1893-1956) "Autumn at Boerne, Texas," CIRCA 1930, oil on canvas, signed L/L, verso titled and artist studio stamp on stretcher. 40" x 48" Note: Harry Anthony DeYoung was born in Chicago in 1893. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois. A veteran of World War I, he served as a sergeant in the quartermaster corps. He taught at various art schools throughout the United States, making a name for himself by regularly winning art prizes. After suffering a nervous breakdown at age thirty-five, DeYoung moved to Texas hoping for better health for both he and his daughter. The Witte Museum and the St. Anthony Hotel both house murals by the artist. The Alamo hangs a painting of Davy Crockett, among other portraits of historical Texans. He had a stroke shortly before turning fifty in 1942, resulting in the loss of the use of his painting hand. He learned to paint with the opposite hand and continued to create left-handed paintings for the remainder of his life. Harry Anthony DeYoung passed in Waco, Texas in 1956. Provenance: Harry Anthony De Young Studio, 509 Seventh, San Antonio; Offices of the Boerne Independent School District; Private Collection, Houston.
Canvas relined and cleaned in 2016, painting likely predates the artist's stroke, overall in stable, very good condition, wear commensurate with age. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."