Meltzer spent many summers at the artists' colony at Mystic Connecticut, having befriended the colony's founder Charles H. Davis, as well as fellow artist Carl Lawless who settled in Mystic in 1925. Meltzer painted Mystic Island, Connecticut in 1927 in the style of the American Scene painters. Known for his landscapes and still lifes devoid of decorative brushwork, he adeptly depicts the Connecticut coast and town of Mystic in quick, straightforward strokes, managing to simultaneously simplify the landscape and enrich the natural beauty around him.
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Eventually to the collection of Edward Lincoln Burrill, Minneapolis, Minnesota, likely by purchase during the 1920s
By descent through the family of Mr. Burrill to the collection of his granddaughter and her husband, private collection, Apple Valley, Minnesota, to present
(top stretcher in pencil) "MYSTIC ISLAND"
(handwritten label on top stretcher) MYSTIC ISLAND, CONN. / ARTHUR MELTZER / PRICE 100. °°