This wonderful painting titled "Hilda" is of a young girl seated in a wooden chair on the porch of a wood cabin and was painted by Gordon Wetmore in the 1960's. I was able to contact Mr. Wetmore in 2008 and we exchanged several emails which I have saved and will include a copy with the purchase of this painting. He valued the painting at $35,000 based on the prices for which he was selling his work at that time. He also told me that this was the first of his paintings that he reproduced in multiple images (1,000 signed and numbered prints). The canvas measures approx. 24 inches wide by 20 inches high (measuring on the back side of the framed painting). Framed, it measures approx. 28 inches by 23 1/2 inches. When my Father bought this painting from Gordon in the 1960's, he had an art and framing store in Chattanooga, Tennessee so he also bought many of the prints and we still have a number of them. My Father has only recently agreed to sell some of the art that he bought as an investor and collector during that time frame, so the person who makes a decision to own this painting will be acquiring a very fine work of art with an interesting history.

History of Artist: (1938-2011) Internationally-renowned portrait artist, Stanley "Gordon" Wetmore resided in Signal Mountain, Tennessee until the time of his recent death.
Throughout his legendary career Wetmore studied with many well known, accomplished Portrait Artists. He was a member of the Artists Fellowship of New York, Oil Painters of America and board member of Overseers of Opera Boston. During his lifetime, Wetmore created more than 700 portraits of many distinguished and well-known subjects including President Richard M. Nixon, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Dr. and Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale, Leon Uris, Princess Grace and others. His works are in the collections of The White House, The Royal Palace of Monaco, Harvard University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Northwestern University, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, the Harvard Medical Center and numerous other collections spanning the globe.
In 1978 and 1998, a collection of Wetmore's paintings was published in the best-selling art book, Promised Land, with text by noted author Leon Uris and Israeli statesman Abba Eban. Gordon Wetmore's Prayers for Boys and Girls was published in 1986. In 2004, Vanishing Kingdoms, with twenty portraits by Wetmore and text by Ambassador Walter J.P. Curley was published in Ireland by Lilliput Press.

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Oil Paint
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