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John Lavalle was a painter and illustrator born in Nahant, Massachusetts, working in oils and watercolors. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, studied art at the Boston Museum School, and at the Academy Julien in Paris. Lavalle served with the U.S. Air Service as a first lieutenant in World War I as a bombing pilot, and in World War II he served with the Air Force in 1942-43. Lavalle served as a U.S. Army artist, and the Air Force Collection includes 11 watercolors depicting air battles of World War II. He also illustrated two books, Mediterranean Sweep (1944) and Bay Window Ballads (1935). He was a member of the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters from 1927 to 1942, but by the late 40s was living in New York. He exhibited widely during his lifetime and his works are in numerous museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the United States Air Force Collection, Harvard University and the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society.
Dimensions of the frame are 26 1/2" by 22 1/2" and the painting is 18 1/2" by 13"
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