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Erle Loran
Erle Loran 'The Gate' Abstract Oil Painting

1964

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Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999). The Gate, 1964. Oil on canvas Signed and dated 'Loran 64' lower right and signed and titled on the stretcher bar verso 10in H x 12in L. In original frame: 10 3/4in H x 12 3/4in L. Provenance: Oakland Art Museum, California. Erle Loran was an important American painter and art historian. He was a professor of art at the University of California, Berkeley from 1937 to 1981, and the author of a book about French painter Paul Cézanne.Erle Loran's works are part of the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, SFMOMA, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, The Met, among others.

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  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    1964
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)Width: 12.75 in. (32.39 cm)
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  • Period
  • Condition
    Work is in very good condition. Original frame with slight nicks and surface scratches commensurate with age.
  • Gallery Location
    San Rafael, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 111-2371stDibs: LU108416471062

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About Erle Loran (Artist)

Erle Loran was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1905. He attended the University of Minnesota for a while before studying at the Minneapolis School of Art, under Cameron Booth, and graduated in 1926. Loran was awarded a traveling scholarship from the Chaloner Foundation (Paris Prize) after graduation and spent the next four years in Europe, living in Cézanne’s studio. Loran had always been fascinated by the work of the artist Paul Cézanne, and it motivated him throughout his life both in his painting and writing. He would later pen several books and articles based on his time spent in what was once Cézanne’s world. Once he returned home, Loran moved to California and began not only painting and continuing his art career, but also took up teaching at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as chairman of the art department from 1952–56 and continued teaching there until his retirement in 1973, where he was awarded a University Citation. Berkeley once again awarded Loran, this time in 1981, declaring him an Emeritus Professor.


During the 1940s, Loran belonged to a group of some 20 artists that produced lithographs for the “Chronicle Contemporary Graphics” project. Around the same time, he published two books (one of which was the successful Cézanne Composition) and two articles in art magazines the following decade. By the late 1960s, Loran had changed focus and began painting more abstract images, fusing Op Art, Pop Art and Hard Edge. Perhaps his new direction was influenced by his time spent in New York learning under the artist Hans Hoffman, an artist from Europe who was heavily interested in bringing modern European techniques and philosophies to America. Loran was eventually hindered by visual impairment but continued painting until about a year before his death. He passed away in Berkeley, California, in 1999.


(Biography provided by Robert Azensky Fine Art)


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