Richard Florsheim Signed “Evening Tide” Oil on Board Painting


An oil on board painting by the American artist Richard Florsheim (1916-1979). Titled Evening Tide, this abstract work depicts a snaking shoreline with calm waters and a deep blue sky above. Signed to the lower left, the painting is titled to the verso and is displayed in a wooden frame with fabric inlay.

Born in Chicago, Florsheim attended the University of Chicago and then went on to study art under Aaron Bohrod at New York's Museum of Modern Art and at the Metropolitan Museum. He also attended the Musee Nationale d'Art Moderne in Paris. He exhibited his works at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the Salon des Refuses in Paris. During the 1950s, Florsheim was assistant director to Chicago's Arts Center Association and also taught at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. During the 1960s and 70s, he was a board member of the Illinois Arts Council.



16.5” W x 8.5” H x 1.75” D (frame); 11” W x 3.5” H (sight).

Condition notes:

Minor flaking to paint. Some wear to edges of matting. Some scuffs to frame.

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