Chet La More [1908-1980]
Oil on canvas-board
18 x 24 inches
Signed at lower right : ‘LA MORE ’45’.
Marking Type: White printed label with black line border.
Location: At upper left verso.
Text: ‘PERLS GALLERIES / 32 58th St., New York 22, N.Y. / No.2487 Artist LAMORE / PURSUIT 1945’.
Marking Type: faded yellow/orange with black type print label.
Text: ‘6 / 24 x 18 / OIL ON CANVASS [sic] BOARD / 1945 – BELGIUM / PURSUIT / Mary T La More [signature]’.
EXHIBITIONS: Perls Galleries [1935-1997], East 58th Street, New York, NY | 1016 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
PROVENANCE: From Here To Antiquity [David Smernoff] ; Paul Bernard Youness [1930- ] Macomb, MI ; Private estate of Chet La More [1908-1980] ; Chet La More [1908-1980], the artist .
A copy of a letter from La More’s wife, Mary T. La More, to a Macomb, Michigan collector, Paul Youness [1930- ] who purchased the work from the estate included with the work.
‘Dear Mr. [Paul] Youness [ca.1930- , Macomb, MI],
This letter will serve to document your colletion of Chet La More works of art, all of which were in my personal collection. These works were done from the 1930’s to the late 1970’s and include oil paintings, water colors, drawings (pencil, ink, charcoal and crayon) etchings, collages, ink washes acquatints prints (several varieties) and matal sculpture some were signed on front or back or both sides, some not at all. Chet, over time, had at least 3 different signatures. Some of the metal sculptures have name and date on the bottoms. I have signed your orange file cards, one for each of your acquisitions.
La More collections with few omissions, pretty well covers Chet La More’s artistic career and contains some outstanding examples of his works
Mary T La More