Donald Carlisle Greason (1897 - 1981)
R.R. Junction with Charles River from Cambridge, 1939
Oil on board
5 ½ x 9 ½ inches
Signed and dated at lower right: Greason ‘39
Signed, titled and dated on reverse (in pencil)
Period combed gesso frame
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Donald Greason studied at the Arts Student League, and was a studio mate of Alexander Calder while studying in Paris. He was the director of the Artist's Gallery in New York City and helped to launch artists like Thomas Hart Benton.
For many years he was artist-in-residence at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, and Rollins College in Florida. He lived in Massachusetts for much of his later life completing a series of paintings of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and murals for Harvard University.