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Arthur B. Wilder painting - Collie dog on porch, VT

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Arthur B. Wilder (American, 1857-1949), oil painting on artist board, circa 1930, 27" x 24", signed lower right. Excellent condition. We believe that the subject of this colorful painting is the porch of Arthur Wilder's Mountain Ave. home in Woodstock, Vermont, with his collie dog, Lady. His grandson, Lyle Pearsons, records Arthur's later years as follows: "During the 1930s he continued painting regularly until his wife died in 1938. After that he painted mostly around his house or went on sketching trips with family members. He was still painting on the day that he died at the age of 91 in 1949" (excerpt from AskArt biography). This painting has descended through the Wilder family and was part of the estate of his granddaughter, Joan Pearsons. Arthur Wilder was a native of Vermont, and he developed an interest in drawing at an early age. He enrolled at the prestigious Art Students League in New York City and studied with such noted American painters as Thomas Dewing, Charles Yardley Turner and William Sartain. He also studied portraiture and figure painting with Thomas Eakins and took lessons with the tonalist Dwight Tryon. In 1897 Wilder became the manager of the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT, a position that he held until his retirement in 1935. Wilder's paintings were hung on the walls of the Inn and also at the Boston Watercolor Society. Most of his paintings were of the hills and pastures in and around his beloved Woodstock. This is one of several works by Arthur Wilder that we have available for sale which have descended through the estate of his granddaughter.