"April Gold"   Lot no. 4158

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By Morgan Weistling (American - b.1964)

30.00" x 18.50"
Oil Painting



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Cover of April Gold written by Grace Livingston Hill in 1936. This edition published by Tyndale House, 1992

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Known for realistic figurative paintings of adults and children in antique settings, Morgan Weistling was raised in Southern California.  He learned to draw from his father and was strongly encouraged by his mother who researched art schools for her son.  She determined that a small school in Resuda run by Fred Fixler was the best because Fixler used the old time, classical methods of traditional realism.  Weistling credits Fixler with teaching him how to paint with effective methods of lighting.

For fourteen years, he worked as an illustrator of movie posters. His artist hero is Richard Schmid whom he calls a "pure artist."  Also a close friend of Dan Gerhartz, Weistling realized from him he could make a living at fine art and has been highly successful, painting in the loose painterly style of Joaquin Sorolla and John Singer Sargent.



Southwest Art, June 2002 (Via AskArt.com)