California Village Along the Coast
Oil on canvas
14 x 17 "
Gerald Peters Gallery
Beginning in 1918 and continuing through the early 1920s, Krehbiel spent a good part of his summers at an art colony in Santa Monica, California, with Dulah (his wife and an extremely accomplished artist as well), Evans (their son and only child), and Dulah's sister, Mayetta. In California, Krehbiel painted impressionistic high-keyed shoreline views and landscapes while Dulah painted her son and sister in various settings. "The continuing shift in Krehbiel’s artistic approach towards impressionism becomes more pronounced in his California works. The light-flooded scenes conveyed by thick impasto brushwork emphasize the play of juxtaposed contrasting colors. There is a reduced concentration on the modeling of three-dimensional shapes, and the boundaries between individual objects soften."
Albert Krehbiel: An American Impressionist, by Kim Coventry; Sonnenschien Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois; 1989; 11 pp., ill.