It certainly seems Mid Western. That is why Id guess Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska or Kansas. Its an unusual depiction of a wheat grain elevator on a rivers edge and the road and landscape leading to it.
The painting is 16 x 20 oil on canvas and retains its original painted frame. On the back there are bare remnants of an exhibition label and a sticker with likely an exhibition number.
Inscribed in pencil is Landscape Comp 1940. Also written is Exhibited in 1941 Annual. Maybe this was an art exhibition at a State Fair?
While on the folk art side, it is an accurate depiction of the immediate land along the river and a seemingly important stop for commerce. To me, it has a Charles Burchfield spirit to it and a little Grant Wood as well. The condition is very good with no tears, missing paint or repairs.There is no craquelure and the paint very stable. The frame paint is a bit chippy in places but the frame solid and as originally painted to enhance the painting. The item "Vintage American Landscape Oil Painting Mid West. Missouri, Iowa WPA era, signed" is in sale since Thursday, February 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "rmqfa" and is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.