Mel Stark “The Boathouse” oil on canvas board Mid-Century.
Sight: 12″ X 16″ inches.
Frame: 17.25″ X 21.25″ inches.
Good condition. Frame is flakey but presentable.
A leading figure in eastern Pennsylvania, Mel Stark was a plein-air painter and teacher who, with his good friend, Walter Baum, was devoted to enriching the cultural life of the Allentown area. He was also a key painter at the artists colony in Rockport, Massachusetts with Emile Gruppe and in his later years, painted at Longboat Key Art Center in Florida.
He taught at the Kline-Baum Art School and Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg Colleges in Allentown and was committed to the tradition of impressionist landscape painting.