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Melville Stark Midcentury Oil Painting of Fishermen "Longboat Key"



Melville F Stark (American 1903-1987) Better know as Mel Stark. Light and colorful oil on canvas of fisherman bringing in the catch on Longboat Key with nets at the dock. Please also consider our other Stark and several Emile Albert Gruppe paintings and be sure to follow A V antiques to receive weekly updates on the latest and greatest new arrivals! Signed M Stark on LR Signed on verso and inscribed "Longboat Key" on stretcher. Dimensions Canvas Height: 24 inches Width: 30 inches Frame Height: 31 inches Width: 37 inches Condition: Wear commensurate or age and use. Cleaned and ready to hang. Frame with minor chips and scratches. A leading figure in eastern Pennsylvania, Mel Stark was a plein-air painter and teacher who, with his good friend, Walter Baum, was devoted to enriching the cultural life of the Allentown area. He was also a key painter at the artists colony in Rockport, Massachusetts with Emile Gruppe and in his later years, painted at Longboat Key Art Center in Florida. He taught at the Kline-Baum Art School and Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg Colleges in Allentown and was committed to the tradition of impressionist landscape painting.


  • Creator
    Melville F. Stark (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 37 in. (93.98 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU177429019181

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