Art Brokerage: Violet Parkhurst American Artist: b. 1921-2008. Her legendary seascapes are collected by people around the world including four US Presidents, two Presidents of China, King of Saudi Arabia, and a host of celebrities including her very first admirer Clark Gable. Parkhurst paintings are in permanent collection in dozens of museums around the world including the China National Museum of Fine Art and the Stockholm Museum. She has also been on exhibit in the Louvre and Prado Museums. Sadly Violet Parkhurst passed away in 2008. We accept listings for original paintings only.