Albert John Kramer (1908-1991). Afternoon in the Park, c.1945. Gouache on paper measures 16 x 22 inches; 26.5 x 32.5 inches in a frame of the period. Executed in Los Angeles (not NYC), as demonstrated by the inclusion of palm trees. Kramer relocated to LA from the east coast c.1945 and is documented to have begun exhibiting in CA in 1947. Painting is in outstanding condition with no damage or restoration. Signed lower left. Matte has minor staining along lower margin.
|Albert John Kramer was born in Ohio on May 7, 1908. Kramer was an interior decorator in Cleveland, Ohio in 1930. He lived in New York for a few years where he was a member of Associatd American Artists that sold his works through department stores and mail order. He later settled in Los Angeles became active in the local art scene. He painted in a naïve or primitive style á la Grandma Moses to produce scenes of Americana, and signed his works with only his last name. He died in Los Angeles on November 4, 1991.
Exh: Calif. WC Society, 1947-53.
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”