WONDERFUL AND OUTSTANDING ANTIQUE ATMOSPHERIC SEASCAPE IMPRESSIONIST OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS BY ESTEEMED ARGENTINIAN PAINTER SEGUNDO HUERTAS. THIS WORK DEPICTS A CAPTIVATING SEASCAPE SCENE OF A MAN POSITIONED IN A SMALL ROWBOAT AMIDST A VAST OCEAN.
THE BRUSHSTROKES CAPTURE THE RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT OF THE BUSY WAVES WHILE THE MAN IS ACTIVELY ROWING WITH RESILIENCE AND ADVENTURE. THIS IS A GREAT OLD PAINTING. SIGNED BY HUERTAS IN THE LOWER RIGHTHAND CORNER. IT DATES AROUND THE 1960s WHEN SEGUNDO HUERTAS FIRST ARRIVED IN AMERICA.
THE PROVENANCE IS ATTACHED TO THE VERSO. DIMENSIONS: 28" W x 32" H. Born: 1923 - San Juan, Argentina.
Known for: Landscape and seascape painting, lithographs. Name variants: Segundo Huertas Aguair, Segunda Huertas-Aguiar. Segundo Huertas (1923 - 2010) was active/lived in Illinois, New York / Argentina.
Segundo Huertas is known for Landscape and seascape painting, lithographs. Segundo Huertas [Aguiar] was born in San Juan, Argentina, in 1923. While growing up on a farm, he spent most of his spare time painting landscapes from nature.He is known for his seascapes, landscapes and street scenes. The paintings of Segundo Huertas are landscape and seascape tributes to the beauty in nature. He paints poetic settings inspired by the outdoors. The mood ranges from the peaceful solitude of a mountain paradise to the blazing fury of the heated desert horizon. Jan Jennings, Art Critic 1977.
Collectors have described Huertas as the Ansel Adams of painting. Huertas has captured the majesty of America's landscapes and seascapes on his canvas. His entire life has been devoted to his paintings. As a youngster, he learned to paint outdoors using the landscape of his native Argentina as his subjects.
During his formative years, he studied carefully the works of Rembrandt, which has greatly influenced his brilliant treatment of light in his paintings. In 1965, Huertas moved to the United States, where he eventually became a naturalized citizen. He settled in the Chicago area, where he lived for twenty-five years.During this period, Huertas traveled extensively across America capturing virtually every region in his paintings. In New York about 1977, he created his first lithographs at the American Atelier.
He loved his new medium and was especially attracted to the wide range of colour he was able to achieve. At the age of 83, he moved back to Argentina. Hambleton Galleries on Bernard Avenue in Kelowna. He often signs his paintings S.One distinctive characteristic of his signature is the "leaning T". The letter T in Huertas leans to the left. Sometimes he signs with his full name "Segundo Huertas".