Charles Reiffel had some notoriety painting seascapes like this one in his early years, as a lithographer in Buffalo, New York while living in the artist colony of Silvermine, Connecticut. In 1921, he abandoned lithography for easel painting. The effect of the Eastern marine painters, notably Winslow Homer, seemed to influence Reiffel throughout his life.
There are a number of Reiffel’s paintings throughout the County Administration Center.
Location: County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, 2nd Floor, Chief Administrative Office, Room 209
Details: 32" X 38", oil on upson board, WPA tag removed, dated 7/31/39, Asset #82282