Heritage Auctions’ inaugural California art auction features brightest stars of the Golden State

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- A spectacular early 20th Century landscape by Alson Skinner Clark (1876-1949), Shore by the Saint Lawrence (October Bouquet), 1916, is expected to bring $ 175,000+ when it crosses the block as a principal highlight of Heritage Auctions’ inaugural California Art Signature® Auction, March 20, in the company’s Beverly Hills salesroom. “This work is one of the major artistic achievements of Clark’s career,” said Deborah Solon, West Coast Director of American Art at Heritage, “and it’s a good one indeed to anchor our first auction of early California art. Shore by the Saint Lawrence, painted upon his return to America after being forced from France at the beginning of World War I, literally explodes in a riot of color, divided brushwork and wonderful lighting effect.” Raised in Chicago, Clark took evening classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and went on to stu