SOLD The Artist’s Studio, 1946

by George William Sotter (1879–1953)
Oil on board
22 x 26 inches
Signed and dated lower right: G.W. Sotter–46


The artist

Adelaide and Jack Williams, acquired from above

Private collection, Pennsylvania

Private collection, by descent from above

Sale, Rago Auctions, Lambertville, New Jersey, September 13, 2008, lot 120, from above

Private collection, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, acquired from above

Sale, Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 6, 2022, lot 134, from above

Note: George William Sotter is perhaps best known for his picturesque night scenes. In this work, moonlight cascades across the snowy lawn, giving the nocturnal scene a luminous glow. The painting depicts Sotter’s studio in Holicong, Pennsylvania.

Artist Biography

George William Sotter was an American stained glass artist and impressionist painter remembered for his luminescent night scenes. He was born in Pittsburgh and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1905–1907 under William Merritt Chase, Thomas Anshutz, and Henry Keller. Sotter won many awards over the course of his career and exhibited widely. Notably, his work was shown annually at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1903–1925 as well as the Corcoran Gallery biennials from 1912–1923. Sotter was awarded a Silver Medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. The New

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