While Page's early paintings are a bit "folky" in his early years (and this may have an appeal of its own, at least in that they are not amateurish enough for folk-art appeal, hence keep his prices down), he greatly matured in his latest years. I will put the large oil (18x40) of Superstition Mountain in Arizona I have up against the best landscape artists of the Southwest, certainly superior to John Hilton’s technique-bound romantic stuff , (though perhaps not as good as Swinnerton) whose work brings several times as much. (For Hilton fans, I do acknowledge Hiltons ability; all the more reason to lament his lapsing into a smoky rut.)
There is such a profound difference from Page’s earlier (say, 1930's and '40's) work, one wouldn't know it was the same artist. Does anyone know if he took lessons, attended workshops, or was influenced by other artists and if so, when? As for me, I’m keeping an eye out for his LATEST work, rather than his oldest. Thanks for any replies, including criticisms!
Along the Potomac
I have two of Mr. Pages workes. One lookes like "Sylain Lake" on the back. The other says "Along the Potomac" and shows 2 sail boats and rolling hils in the back. My Question is did he paint only in the western states...? Both are signed and each are 4"x4". Any Info. would be helpfull.
I have a willard page painting titled "Aspens". It is an 18" x 24" oil of aspen trees in foreground with mountains behind. Looks like original frame with studio stamp and handwritten title on back. Has been in the family for decades. any info please contact me.
willard j page
this is interesting... bought a willard j page oil (beautiful) framed at a flea market in richmond va 10 years ago at least for 5 or 10 dollars. size approx 5 by 7 or 8 . i absolutely love this little painting! so detailed! the painting shows very detailed yellow aspen trees in the forfront with greenery trees in the background..it is a real piece of art! fantastic! a real treasure! i have never seen artwork like this...i mean so small! how did the guy do this? this is a little masterpiece!it is perfect! one of the gems i will own for life! let me hear from all of you that own a willard j page oil.. i am very interested! not to buy...but for discussion. thank you!
W Page Painting
Hello I would love to have as much on this artist as possible. Any photos or websites? Please let me know...What about value?
I own 3 small oil paintings measuring 4"x5"
1. Long's Peak
2. Pecos River
3. Cimeron Can.
If there is any interest
contact me at my mailing address: email@example.com
WIllard J.Page at one time maintained a studio in Boulder Colorado. We have a very well painted miniature mountain landscape with autumn forest in our gallery collection measuring 5" x 4" in its original simple elegant wooden frame with black accent. This piece bears a stamped dustcover on the verso Stating Original oil painting Willard J.Page Studio Boulder Colorado. A lovely little oil signed WP in lower left.
Own a Page oil size 7"x9" (horiz) in orig. frame with artists notation on back " Pecos Canyon". Signed W Page, no date. Would describe as good quality impressionistic. Can provide digital picture.