Priscilla Frazer - Abstract 200 - 12" x 15" on Masonite
Priced in Mexican Pesos. Priscilla Jane Frazer, Laguna Beach Artist, 1907-1973 An nice abstract work in acrylic by this accomplished Laguna Beach artist who had a love for Lake Chapala.
Size 12" by 15", painted on masonite. Titled Abstract 200 on the verso, a price in USD.
She first came to the Chapala area in the 50's and later bought a house in Chapala Haciendas. This work was most likely executed in Chapala/Ajijic. It was certainly exhibited in this area because there is a '52' in a circle, another of her paintings that we are offering has the #51 in a circle.
I am proposing that these are catalog numbers for a show, since both have prices on the verso. .. if she didn't paint these while in Mexico, how did they get here? Hard to believe in the 1960's that a move from California to Chapala would have included artworks.. curious. The trains from the California border town of Calexico were working then .. we'll probably never know.
Born: 1907 - Battle Creek, Michigan, Died: 1973 - Laguna Beach, California. Known for: Modernist townscape, marine.Online source (Source: Nancy Dustin Moure, "Publications in California Art No. 11 , Index to California Art Exhibited at the Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1972):“Priscilla Frazer has been an exhibiting member of the Laguna Beach Art Association for many years. Majored in Art at U.S.C., and then secured an M. A. from Long Beach State College. She studied at the Art Center, Jepsons and Chouinards in Los Angeles and with Rex Brandt, Phil Dike, Eliot O’Hara and also at the Instituto Allende, Mexico, under James Pinto. Miss Frazer has traveled extensively making an eight months Round the World Tour in 1928-29 painting with Lucille Douglas. She also spent the summer of 1954 in Europe and 1955 in Mexico. She has received many awards and is a Member of the California Watercolor Society.” Frazer studied with Hester Lauman, Lucille Douglas, and at the Grande Chaumière in Paris. Most of her career was spent in southern California as a resident of Laguna Beach and a teacher at Orange Coast College. Frazer died in Laguna on May 17, 1973. Exh: Calif. WC Society, 1930-33; Laguna Beach AA, 1930s; Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, 1939, 1961.Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Laguna Beach Museum of Art, 1918-1978 .
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