William Jurian Kaula (1871 - 1953)
Spring Hills
oil on board, 25" x 30", signed lower left
One of the finest impressionist landscape painters of the Boston School, William Kaula lived most of his professional life in Boston and in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He studied at the Mass. Normal Art School, the Cowles Art School, the Academie Julien in Paris, and at the Boston Museum School with Edmund Tarbell. Tarbell became his mentor and the two often painted together in New Hampshire. Kaula met his artist wife Lee Lufkin while in France. They married in 1902 and returned to Boston, keeping a home and studio in the Fenway Studios from 1905 to 1953. Kaula exhibited at the Boston Art Club, the Paris Salon, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy, the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition, Vose Galleries, and many more.