The New Hat by Steve Henderson

The New Hat — original oil on panel by Steve Henderson, 20 x 20. Frame included with sale — painting may be found at Steve Henderson Fine Art —

The story of this painting:Gladys Boldman was a career woman of the 1920s – 1940s. One of four daughters of a wheat farmer, she traveled through the area as a professional secretary and financial assistant in the high end hotels. And yet, she never completely left the family home.In 1912, when Gladys was four, the family moved into an 1883 farm home renovated into what became known as the Boldman House. Gladys was the last of her family to live there until 1999, when upon her death she bequeathed the home to the historical society. This home is the site used for The New Hat, which celebrates and honors the savvy and fashionable women of the nostalgic 1930s and 1940s who stepped out into a man's world with verve and aplomb.In The New Hat, Gladys is in the upstairs bedroom, trying on one of her many fashionable hats.

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Steve Henderson focuses on Emotional Realism, a fusion of color, subject matter, perspective, and intensity that he has developed into a signature style. He shows and sells his work nationwide through galleries and exhibits, as well as through his licensing agencies, Art Licensing and OC Designer Source. He has been featured on Barry Chappell's Fine Art Showcase, Art & Coin TV; been accepted into prestigious shows such as Paint the Parks, Mystic Seaport's International Exhibition, the American Society of Marine Artists National Tour, and Best of America; and is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, the American Society of Marine Artists, and the Western Art Association.