This offer is for a superb still life painting of Roses in a Vase by listed American artist, Richard Gordon Packer. The artist, who may have been inspired by Auguste Renoir for this particular piece, signed the painting "Packer" in the bottom right corner.
The work on Masonite board measures 20 x 24 inches and it is set in an all wooden, Golf Leafed frame with linen liner measuring 27-3/8 x 31-3/8 inches and is 2 inches deep.
About the artist: Richard Gordon Packer (1916-1998) Lynn, Massachusetts. Packer worked in the family laundry business and in his 30s he took on a full time career as an artist and art teacher. He opened his first gallery and art school in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
In 1952 he traveled to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he became reacquainted with a college classmate David Baker who had a gallery in Jackson. Encouraged by Baker's success, Packer opened a studio in nearby North Conway in 1953. He taught skiing and gave art lessons until at age 40 when he began painting exclusively. He remained in North Conway for the rest of his life.
Packer traveled extensively, painting in Europe, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, and the southwestern United States.
Additional information about Richard Gordon Packer and his paintings can be found at many Internet sites.
Painting is about perfect! The back of the board displays white over-spray around the edges. The frame is in very fine condition, save for some small blemishes to the Gold leaf finish and a tiny tear to the Linen liner at about the mid section of the right side.
THE PAINTING W/FRAME BEFORE PACKING WEIGHS 9 POUNDS 9 OUNCES.
BUYER PAYS POSTAGE.