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Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 inches
24 x 20 inches framed
Signed R. Zolan upper right
Belgian linen canvas
Excellent condition with a few small blemishes on frame

An oil on canvas painting titled “Figure Study” by American Impressionist Richard Judson Zolan (1931-2001) attributed as his wife, Carol Zolan, measuring approximately 20 x 16 inches in a frame measuring approximately 24 x 20 inches. Zolan studied at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) and the Art Students League in New York. Influenced by AIC instructor Louis Ritman, Zolan became committed to the principles of impressionist painting, considering himself a “romantic American impressionist.” Zolan had studios in both Palm Desert, California and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He exhibited worldwide, including exhibitions at the World Trade Center in New York, the Cape Cod Art Association, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as well at prestigious galleries worldwide including his own in Palm Desert, CA. Zolan also produced commissioned portraits for celebrities such as President Gerald Ford, Bob Hope, Danny Thomas, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Carol Zolan, Richard’s widow, initially was hired to be a live model for his paintings. Subsequently, Carol became Richard’s apprentice and his wife in 1976. Ms. Zolan was his principal model and public relations manager. Mr. Zolan’s works have sold at Bonhams, Sotheby’s and Christies.