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A portrait of Stephen B.L. Penrose standing behind a leather chair wearing a blue suit, tie and white collared shirt. He looks out at the viewer and smiles while his hands rest on the back of the chair. The piece shows him from the waist up. Framed: 42" x 34 1/8", Sight: 41 3/8" x 33 3/8". There is also a reproduction of this portrait in the collection that was commissioned by Henry Yaple (Cordiner Vault, Accession #: 37.109.2006). Norling, "born Pasco, WA on Sept. 26, 1892, studied at Whitman College and the AIC. By 1937 he was a resident of Los Angeles where he authored 'Perspective Made Easy' (MacMillan, 1939). By 1949 he had returned to Washington where he remained until his death in Seattle on March 23, 1974. He was the brother of artist Lily N. Hardwick. His work includes oils, watercolors, dry points, woodcuts, pen-and-ink drawings, and lithographs. His exhibitions include: SFAA, 1932; Seattle Museum, 1934-35; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1937. In: Prosser (WA) Post Office; Bremerton (WA) Post Office; White House (Washington, DC); Seattle Museum." (Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art 1947).
Oil on canvas
Portrait, Older man
Penrose Library , 2nd floor, outside Reading Room
Walla Walla, Washington
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