Waves Crashing Against the Shore

Waves Crashing Against the Shore


Artist:  Raymond Nott

Date:  ca. 1930

Size:  19″ x 24″

Medium:  Pastel on Paper

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Raymond Nott (1888 – 1948) was born in Kirksville, Missouri. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and l later was associated with the Roycroft Studios in New York where his mother ran a weaving school. Joining the Navy at the outbreak of World War One, upon discharge, he settled in Los Angeles where his impressionistic paintings of California mountain landscapes, coastal views and townscapes, were handled by the Bernay Gallery. Working in pastel and oil, his mountain landscapes were a la Edgar Payne. Nott continued producing art works until his death in Los Angeles on December 6, 1948. A member of the Sierra Club and the Hollywood Athletic Club, he exhibited at the Bernay’s Gallery and the Hollywood Athletic Club in the 1920’s, 30s and 40s. Shown is pastel on paper laid down and signed in the lower right margin in block letters, “Raymond Nott.”