1954. Oil painting on board. 250 x 297 mm. (9 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches). Signed in lower left corner in black paint and in black ink an inscription reads "Santa Monica, Calif. / A. Dahl 1954". Label of Wallace Gallery, East Hampton, New York.
Anton Dahl (1894-1967), Swedish painter who emigrated to the States and taught at the Detroit Museum of Art in the 1940's. In 1948 he moved to Los Angeles where he continued his teaching career at the Los Angeles Art Institute and lived in the Highland Park section of the city. It was while at LAAI that he produced this painting of the Santa Monica Pier set against a rich blue sky and calm ocean, with the earth tones of the beach in the foreground. Signed in the lower left. Item #271