Gaylord Sangston Truesdell (American, 1850-1899)
Haystacks in a Landscape at Sunset, France.
Oil on canvas, 20 27 ½ inches
Signed and inscribed lower left: G. S. Truesdell, Paris, 1891
(Framed; 28 ½ x 36 inches)

Gaylord Sangston Truesdell was born in Waukegan, Illinois, resided in Atchison, Kansas at one time, and died in New York City. For much of his career he was an academic painter who specialized primarily in rural landscapes with figures. Later in life he adopted Impressionist elements in his work. He studied first at the Pennsylvania Academy and, in 1885, went to France where he worked under Ernest Meissonier and Fernand Cormon. During the later 1880s and 1890s he exhibited at the Paris Salons, winning a bronze medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and a medal of merit at the Salon of 1892.