The second Cora Wright was Cora Alice Akers Wright, who was born in 1908 in Coalinga, CA. In 1936, she settled down in Arroyo Grande, CA and founded the El Camino Art Association. Her work, like Cora Wright’s work, was shown at a number of State Fairs and Exhibitions. She passed away in 1992.
The Second Cora Wright
It turns out that our current display of Cora Wright’s works may include the works of two artists-both named Cora Wright, who were both painting around the same time period.
Although some of Cora Wright’s paintings are unsigned, a closer look at the signed ones reveals an interesting detail. The style of Cora’s signatures varies slightly, but usually includes a characteristic side to side squiggle under the g in Wright. The second Cora’s signature is fully capitalized, with a capital G in place of the characteristic squiggle. It also looks like this painting features trees reminiscent of pepper trees, which grow in the southern part of the state where Cora Alice Akers Wright was painting. Check out the comparison photos below:
The Museum was previously unaware of Cora Alice Akers Wright and we are happy to share this new development with you! We would like to thank Eric Klepl for sharing this insight with us.
5/17/2021 09:53:20 am
I have a Cora Alice Akers Wright oval white rose painting. Is there a market for her work?
Linda G Adkins
8/3/2021 03:17:59 pm
I have a Cora Wright framed picture. It looks like a water color painting. It is signed. Does it have any value to it?
10/22/2021 02:13:41 am
I have a Cora Wright signed painting of orchids. It has her signature and address written on the back of the gram as well. Her signature has a paint brush under it. Is there a market for her paintings? Any idea of what it could be worth?
12/3/2022 01:56:18 am
Is my painting worth anything?
5/15/2022 11:08:51 am
I also have a Cora Alice Akers Wright painting. Like the others above, I’m an estate sale reselling ghoul and don’t give a flip about art. I just want to know how much money I can sell it for!
11/28/2022 08:21:08 am
I have a framed painting of Cora Alice Akers Wright. She is my aunt from my dad‘s side of the family. She was married to my dad‘s brother Frank Wright.
12/3/2022 01:58:17 am
Does her signature show a little paint brush under it? Mine is of Orchids and its an oil on canvas.
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