Tractor in Field
Oil on canvas, 25″ x 28″, unframed
Tractor in Field
Lester Glos is riding on his Fordson agricultural tractor. Lester was born in 1896 on Howell Mountain. He had a ranch near Oakville, where this photo was probably taken. It is said that the tractor engine kicked back in the 1940s and broke his leg.
The Fordson tractor was built by Henry Ford. “Between 1917 and 1922, the Fordson was for tractors somewhat like the Ford Model T <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T> was for automobiles—it captured the public’s imagination and widely popularized the machine, with a reliable design, a low price affordable for workers and farmers, a widespread dealership network, and a production capacity for large numbers.” Wikipedia
Portola Valley Windy Hill
Oil on canvas, 12″ x 13.5″, unframed
Dinah Cross James
Dinah Cross James graduated from Mills College with a fine arts degree, attended the Arts Student League in New York and studied the print making process at Stanford University. She has taught at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, the Sun Valley Arts center and The Pacific Arts League in Palo Alto. Dinah has lectured for the Stanford Committee for Art and lectured in London on her art and how her travels have inspired her work. She was an illustrator for Sunset Books and an art director for Reader’s Digest in New York. Dinah is a member if the Los Angeles Print Making Society and has a long history of showing on the West Coast. The Oregon Arts Commission elected Dinah for their Honors program and she was featured artist at the Jackson Hole Arts Festival. She shows her work in the New York, Chicago and Miami Art Fairs with Mattson Fine Arts. She is represented by Dobrante Fine Arts.