Clark Hulings (1922 - 2011)
The Valencia Flower Market, 1968
oil on canvas
31 x 47 inches
42 x 58 inches (frame)
signed lower right center: Hulings 1968
verso: label, The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Clark Hulings was one of the leading American realist painters in the 20th century. His subject matter inhabited a wide variety of countries including the United States, Mexico, France, Italy and Spain. The artist was classically trained and he initially pursued a career as a portraitist in Louisiana, followed by freelance illustration in New York. By the early 1960’s, he devoted himself to easel paintings. Among his signature subjects are complex Mexican and European market scenes. "The Valencia Flower Market" is an exceptional example of one his trademark subjects and considered one of his best works.
The painting appears to be in good condition. Under UV examination, there is no evidence of restoration or inpainting.
Private Collection, Houston, Texas