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Alphonse Joseph Shelton

 (1905 - 1976)
Alphonse Joseph Shelton was active/lived in Maine.  Alphonse Shelton is known for marine and landscape painting.

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Artist Bulletins for Alphonse Joseph Shelton

18 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Landscape Probably from Wiscasset Maine
Caroline (03/08/2015)
My mothers Swedish aunt had an antique shop in Wiscasset, ME -- Likely from about 1935-ish through 1960-ish. I have a beautiful landscape painting in the original frame which given that it came from my great Aunt must be from his time in Wiscasset. Such fun to find this site!

J Shelton Ship at Sea oil painting
Steve (08/09/2014)
I inherited this painting from my grandmother.It's been in my family for 30 or 40 years. I've seen at least 20+ other pictures of his paintings on line and I think I must own his most dramatic scene at sea of a large clipper stlye 3 mast ship with sails full of wind cutting through the waves while sea gulls race along its side at deck height. Anyone out there familiar with this painting? Canvas approximately 2'w x 3' tall. Its awesome.

paintings by Alphonse J. Shelton
joseph l. shelton (03/06/2011)
I am the son of Alphonse J. Shelton. Aino Saari was my grandmother. Her real name was Anna and she and my grandfather lived on Tappan Street in Boston. I also have the picture Anthony noted of my father painting The Bowdoin. My wife and I have several of his paintings and one landscape with the sea in the background.

A J Shelton (01/06/2010)
I noticed in the South Boston branch of bank of America ( formerly South Boston Savings bank) there is about 7 or eight large paints of various revolutionary war scenes , mainly Henry Knox and his train of artillery , depicted at Dorchester heights and along the route from Fort Ticonderoga

Alphonse Shelton painting
Lisa Devane (10/17/2009)
I am interested in finding out more about a painting signed by Aplhonse Shelton titled "West Coast North Atlantic". It is 5'x 3'. Thank you.
Sheila Sorvari (09/24/2009)
There is a lovely seascape hanging in the offices at the the Mars candy plant in Oak Park, IL. One of the associates there told me that the painting was purchased by a member of the Mars family.

A.J. Shelton original
Brian Bandow (09/16/2009)
I have an original oil on canvass (3'x2')of a seascape with waves hitting rocks. It was purchased in the mid 60's from an unknown gallery in NYC.I would like to learn more about it.

Great nephew
Anthony Palermo (08/11/2009)
Alphonse J. Shelton was my great uncle and was a wonderful artist in my opinion from an unbiased standpoint. His sister (my grandmother), Gretchen S. Sanderson was an accomplished artist in her own right, teacher, and writer. Most of Alphonse’s work was done is New England, primarily Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. I believe he had a number of pieces in various galleries in Boston decades ago, and I'm sure there are still some great works in the storage rooms of those galleries somewhere. His true love was the sea; however, my parents have one of the few landscapes that he produced, which exudes detail in its simplicity. I have a beautiful seascape entitled "Southeasterly" in one of his gorgeous handcrafted frames. However, one of my dearest possessions is a photograph of him painting the ship Bowdoin which hangs at Bowdoin College in Maine still I believe. I welcome any information to learn more about him, though.

Southport Main
William E Coletti (01/23/2009)
Are there any pictures from the time he lived on Landing Road Southport Maine....1938 on. It was abad winter and we helped as neighbors to get them through....

Memorial Exhibition
Douglas Cowie (09/03/2008)
Paintings of the Sea Alphonse J. Shelton The Guild of Boston Artists Oct 31st to Nov 11th 1972 Catalogue lists 25 paintings.

Kory (06/17/2008)
Did he ever do western art. I have a painting called "Home on the range"

A J Shelton
Bob Sanderlin (02/14/2008)
I have a painting with the name of A.J.Shelton on it. It is 5 feet X 3 feet. The picture is of a sail boat on a river. The place could be in maine. There are also two other sail boats in it in the back ground. Could someone tell me something about it. thanks, bob

Kleis Georg Vesterbro
jeffrey M. Kachik (09/05/2007)
I have a painting with the label, 'Kleis Georg Vesterbro' affixed to the back of the art work. It is an oil, circa 1822, or perhaps 1922. Any feedback on on Kleis Georg Vesterbro would be appreciated. Thank You.

A. Shelton
jeffrey m kachik (12/12/2003)
The one painting I own of his is stamped on the back of the frame: Alphonse J. Shelton, Wiscasset, Maine. Is this typical of his other works. It is also signed A. Shelton on the front of the painting. Are there examples of his work while he was living in New Hampshire?

Alphonse Joseph Shelton is my grandfather
Sherry Shelton Lully (09/10/2002)
I have been searching the Internet looking for more information on my grandfather and was extremely pleased to find this site and learn more about him.

Alphonse Shelton
Covington Gallery (01/02/2001)
Here is some additional biographical information: 1. While in Maine he lived in Southport and later in Wuscasset. 2. At one time during his time in Maine he was the Chairman of the Maine Art Commission. 3. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design - The Salons of America and the Society for Sanity in Art which is where I believe he won the Logan Medal.

Alphonse Shelton
Covington Gallery (01/02/2001)
An additional book is : The Salons of America by Clark S. Marlor and published by Sound View Press - 1991

Shelto, A.J.
Covington Gallery (12/22/2000)
I have an original exhibition flyer from March 1943 when he had a ome man exhibit at the Ackermann Galleries in Chicago. It also notes that he had recently won the Logan medal which was awarded for his painting entitled "Surge".

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