Arthur J. Hammond, Red Mountains, AZ, oil on canvas
Arthur J. Hammond (1875-1947) was a New Englander who spent a good amount of time working in the Western USA and in England. This painting depicts a scene of the Red Mountains, Arizona, which I am dating to the 1930s, because it was during that time that he is documented to have lived in New Mexico, not that far away. The painting on canvas measures 31 x 36” and is framed in wormy chestnut, which appears to be original. The painting has labels affixed that indicate it was once exhibited at the Adelson Gallery in Boston and at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC (see pics). The painting is in undamaged condition and has not been repaired or inpainted.