Snow in the Valley, Descanso
George Spangenberg
American, 1907-1964
Oil on Upson Board, 1930s
Sgined LR: G. Spangenberg
Titled on reverse
11 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches
Courtesy of Dr. Albert and Sharon Cutri

Valley of the Old Women
George Spangenberg
American, 1907-1964
Oil on Canvas on Board, 1930s
Signed LR: G. Spangenberg
Titled on label on reverse
16 1/4 x 20 inches
Courtesy of Miriam and Kevin Munnelly

Spangenberg, George (1907-1964)

Landscape painter

Born in Buffalo, New York in 1907. Spangenberg left formal education at an early age to pursue an art career. He studied with Charles Burchfield and John Carlson, and was a graduate of the Buffalo School of Fine Arts. He moved to Southern California in the 1930s. Destitute, he often traded his paintings for food and art supplies. In the late 1940s he moved to Virginia and then to Lockport and Buffalo, New York where he became a member of the Niagara Art Guild. Shortly before his untimely death in 1964, his studio was devastated by fire taking with it the body of his work. Fortunately, his California works had remained in the San Diego area and have since become highly collectable. Although he did portraits and still lifes, his main subject matter was the landscape of back county San Diego. Source: Orr’s Gallery.