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'At the Beach', California Woman Artist, Millard Sheets, Downey Museum of Art
By Margy Gates
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Margy Gates' and painted circa 1975; additionally accompanied by artist statement. A California watercolor artist, Margy Gates holds a Masters Degree in Fine Ar...
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1970s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Spinnakers at Sunset', California Watercolor Association, Pacific Grove Artist
By Lucille Marie Johnston
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, "Johnston" and dated 1981. Bearing exhibition label from 17th Pacific Grove Annual Watercolor Competition. A vibrant Modernist watercolor brimming with color an...
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1980s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'A Snow Covered Barn', Society of Watercolor Artists, Rural Winter, California
By Gladys Louise Bowman Fies
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An elegant winter landscape watercolor showing a view of an old wooden barn and outbuildings beside a frozen pond. Signed lower right 'Fies S.W.A.' for Gladys Louise Bowman Fies (Am...
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1960s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Pink Daisies', California Watercolor Society, SWA, Woman Artist, Zoltan Szabo
By Beverly Fields
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Beverly Fields' (American, 20th century) and painted circa 1985. This listed California artist has exhibited widely and with success and is the recipient of num...
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1980s Post-Impressionist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

'Water Lilies', California Watercolor Society, SWA, Woman Artist, Zoltan Szabo
By Beverly Fields
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Beverly Fields' (American, 20th century) and dated 1988. Accompanied by a copy of the artist's poster from the same series. This listed California artist has e...
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1980s Post-Impressionist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

'Northern California Harbor', Marin, San Francisco, California Woman artist
By Grace Abbett
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed verso 'Grace Abbott' (American, 20th century), a listed California artist, and painted circa 1960. A Modernist watercolor showing a panoramic view of fishing boats moored in ...
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1960s Expressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Rural Mailboxes', California Woman Artist, Society of Western Artists
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Burnham SWA' for Jane Burnham Crawford (American 1926-2016) and painted circa 1985. A substantial and loosely painted view of five dilapidated mail boxes standi...
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1980s Impressionist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

'Water's Edge', California Woman Artist, CWS, SWA
By Marjorie Stevens
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Watercolor landscape showing a view of a lake with grasses and trees growing at its edge and reflected in the water, with cloudy skies overhead. Signed lower left, "Marge Stevens" a...
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1960s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Graphite

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'Village in Tuscany', California Modernist woman artist, SFAA
By Dora Masters
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A semi-abstracted study of a Tuscan townscape with warm terra-cotta roofs and stucco hues of saffron and crimson. Signed lower right, 'D. Masters' for Dora Masters (American, 1916-...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'California Landscape', Modernist Woman Artist, WPA Painter, AIC, Carmel
By Patricia Stanley Cunningham
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An expansive, semi-abstracted landscape showing a view of figures in a hayfield and distant trees beneath blue skies. Signed lower left, 'Pat Cunningham' for Patricia Stanley Cunning...
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1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Carmel Mission', Santa Clara, California, Society Western Artists, Historical
By Henry Hank Volle
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Henry Volle' (American, 20th century) and painted circa 1975. A substantial and lyrically painted watercolor view of the original Spanish colonial church and ...
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1970s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

'Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey', Modernist California Artist, Crocker Art Museum
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, "M. Backman" for Muriel Backman (American, 1902-1996), titled verso and dated 1955. A vibrant Modernist work by this notable California woman artist who exhibit...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Illustration Board, Graphite

'Rain', Los Gatos Woman Artist, China, Germany, Santa Cruz, California
By Gisela Embree
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Inscribed verso, 'Gisela Embree' and Titled 'Rain'. Born in Germany in 1927, Gisela Embree immigrated to the United States in 1948. She began to study Chinese brush painting in 1975...
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1960s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Grey Outpost, Fort Ross, California', Woman Artist, Modernist Park view
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, "Muriel Backman", titled verso and dated 1960. Painted on Arches paper. This notable California woman artist exhibited widely and with success from the 1930's th...
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1960s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Sailing Boat in Harbor', SFMOMA, Woman Artist, California Post-Impressionist
By Jae Carmichael
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An attractive mid-century coastal scene showing a sailing boat resting in a calm berth on turquoise waters. Signed lower left "Jae Carmichael" (American, 1925-2005) and dated 1957. ...
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1980s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache

'In the Grasses', California, San Jose State, Society of Western Artists
By Roger Blum
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'R. Blum' for Roger Blum (American, b. 1950) and painted circa 1985. Roger Blum attended San Jose University where he received his Master's in art; he additional...
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1980s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Fishing Boat in Dry Dock', AWS, CWS Artist, California Tonalist view
By Ritchie A. Benson
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'R.A. Benson' for Ritchie A. Benson (American, 1941-1996) and painted circa 1955. Ritchie Benson grew up in Los Angeles and first studied there at the Los Angeles...
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Illustration Board

'Hidden Cove, Big Sur', California, Society of Western Artists, Who Was Who
By Nat Levy
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A substantial, mid-century Impressionist-style watercolor on Arches paper showing a misty view of turquoise waves rolling into a secluded rocky cove in Big Sur, California Signed lo...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

'San Francisco and the Bay', Early California Woman Artist, Palo Alto Art Club
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Elva Senter' (American, 1891-1973) and painted circa 1975; additionally inscribed verso. Born in Callao, Missouri, Elva Senter moved to Oklahoma with her famil...
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1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Industrial Landscape in Blue', California, Marin Society of Artists, Nassau
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Initialed lower right, 'S.K.' for Stewart Kelley (American, 20th century) and painted circa 1990. Accompanied by exhibition label and old exhibition catalog. Titled on old backing, ...
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1990s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

'Portrait of a Young Navajo', Native American, Arizona, California Woman artist
By Victoria Creech Stewart
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left 'Creech PSWC' and created circa 1975 A compelling pastel study showing the subject dressed in brightly-colored ceremonial robes and gazing past the viewer. An eleg...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Archival Paper

'Neptune', Woman Artist, Berkeley Art Museum, California College of the Arts
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Created by Carole Doyle Peel (American, 1934-2016) circa 1985 and accompanied by first edition volume, 'Carole Doyle Peel: The Delight of Drawing', 2016. Mat dimensions: 22.25 x 34 x...
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1980s Realist Interior Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Paper

'Carmel Mission', California Impressionism, Woman Artist, New York School of Art
By Edda Maxwell Heath
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right 'E.M.Heath' for Edda Maxwell Heath (American, 1874-1972) and painted circa 1930. A lyrical and romantic view of this early California mission and picturesque land...
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1920s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

'The Cote d'Azur', Paris, Salon d'Automne, Post-Impressionist California Artist
By Irma Engel Grabhorn
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right 'Engel G' and titled, 'Californie ... Cote d'Azur'. Born in Badenweiler, Irma Leisinger first studied in Paris with Andre Lhote from 1926. In 1930, she entered th...
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1960s Expressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Paper, Oil Pastel

The Place Beyond The Pines Watsonville, California artist Lillie Heebner
Located in Soquel, CA
A beautiful watercolor painting of a blue house surrounded by pine trees by Lillie Esther (Hillman) Heebner, a Watsonville, Monterey Bay area, California watercolor artist. Unsigned,...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Modern Figurative Surrealism Watercolor Painting, Drawing California Artist
By Gary Hansmann
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
"The Sadness of Mr. lapin After the Artist Left" Gary Hansmann (1947-2008) was active/lived in California. He is known for abstract, Surrealism figure painting. Gary William Hansmann...
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1980s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Paper, India Ink, Watercolor

Original Watercolor by California Artist, Bernice Riley, 2013
By Bernice Riley
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Original Watercolor by California Artist, Bernice Riley, 2013. Signed and framed by the artist, titled Tide Patterns of Little Corona. Depicting the ocean scene in Corona Del Mar/New...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

Original Watercolor by California Artist, Bernice Riley, 1998
By Bernice Riley
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Original watercolor by California Artist, Bernice Riley, 1998. Signed and framed by the artist, titled Rio San Luis Rey/Spring Flood. Mrs. Riley was a listed artist and had many exhi...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

'Minotaur Descending', California woman artist,
By Vanessa Stafford
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Vanessa Stafford' (American, born 1954) and dated 1991. A dramatic, dreamlike townscape showing a minotaur standing at the head of a flight of stone stairs and ...
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1990s Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Handmade Paper

'Peaches in a Woven Basket', California Woman Artist
By Leah Schwartz
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Leah Schwartz' (American, born 1920) and painted circa 1965. A lyrical Modernist still-life showing three ripe peaches in a glazed earthenware bowl. An attracti...
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1960s Post-Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Watercolor, Handmade Paper

'Fort Bragg Lumber Mill', Woman Artist, California Post-Impressionist
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left "M. Backman" for Muriel Durgin Backman. Titled verso "Union Lumber Co., Fort Bragg- Mendocino, Ca" and painted circa 1955. A moody, mid-century view of the lumber ...
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1950s Modern Landscape Paintings

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Gouache, Handmade Paper, Watercolor

Mid-Century Abstract Painting by California Artist Robert Gilberg
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-20th century abstract painting by San Francisco Bay Area artist Robert Gilberg (b.1911-d.1970). Ink and gouache on paper, framed behind glass. Signed and dated 1961. Born in Oak...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

'Monterey Pier', California Modernist, Woman Artist, Santa Cruz Art League
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left "Muriel Backman" for Muriel Durgin Backman and dated 1955. An elegant, Cubist-derived, mid-century view of the old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California. A ly...
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1950s American Modern Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Handmade Paper

Shtetl Village Doodka Player Judaica Jewish California Modernist Artist Etching
By Boris Deutsch
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Boris deutsch was born in krasnagorka lithuania june 4 1892 died in los angeles 1978.Entered the polytechnic school in riga 1905.School of applied arts berlin 1912. Settled in l.A. 1...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Mixed Media, Watercolor

'Study of a Young Woman', California Woman artist, Art Institute of Chicago
By Sarah Hobson
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'Sarah H. Hobson' and dated, '1936'. A delicately modeled, gouache and watercolor study of a young woman with copper hair. Sarah Villarette Hoover Hobson studied...
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1930s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Paper

'Seated Nude', Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, SFAA, LACMA, California Woman Artist
By Janet Ament De La Roche
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Ament' for Janet Ament De La Roche (American, 1916-2000) and titled, 'Helene'; additionally bearing artist's estate stamp verso. Winner of the Prix Othon Friesz...
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1950s Post-Impressionist Still-life Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

1960s Architectural Watercolor by California Artist Roy Mercer
By Roy Mercer
Located in Victoria, British Columbia
Gorgeous watercolor's by California Artist Roy Mercer... now living on Vancouver Island. Amazing detail... gorgeous subtle colors... mattes could definitely be replaced, but the arti...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Watercolor

1937 Watercolor of San Francisco Port Scene by California Artist Mary Finley Fry
Located in Pasadena, CA
Watercolor by San Francisco born artist Mary Finley Fry (1908-1964). Student of Hans Hoffman. This noted artist has had her worked featured in the Orange County Museum show Californi...
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Vintage 1930s American Paintings

'Sand Dunes', Early California Woman Artist, William Keith
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An atmospheric view of the sand dunes outside Carmel with Cypresses growing amidst the heather. Signed lower left, 'W.E. Chamberlin' for Winnie Chamberlin (American, 1878-1953) and p...
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1910s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'The Hills of Old Oakland', California Post-Impressionist woman artist
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'M. Backman' for Muriel Backman (American, 1902-1996) and painted circa 1955; additionally titled verso, 'Rooftop Pattern'. This notable California woman artist e...
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1950s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Railroad Yard', Oakland, California Woman artist, San Francisco Art Association
By Dora Masters
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, 'D Masters' and painted circa 1960. A substantial Modernist watercolor showing rolling stock in the rail-yard of a California town. Dora Masters exhibited widely...
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Mid-20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Carmel Dunes', Early California Woman Artist, Mark Hopkins Institute, Los Gatos
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An intimate view of the sand dunes outside Carmel, California with blooming succulents growing amidst the heather and a view towards the Pacific Ocean. Signed lower left, 'W.E. Chamb...
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1930s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Paper, Watercolor

'San Francisco, View from the 24th Floor' California Bay Area, Virginia artist
By Margaret Alderson
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'M. Alderson' and painted in 1977. A substantial, Modernist watercolor cityscape showing a view from the window of a high-rise down towards a San Francisco neigh...
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1970s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

Robert E. Wood 1967 Watercolor, American California Artist
Located in Miami, FL
Robert E. Wood 1967 Watercolor, American California Artist Offered for sale is an abstract watercolor of a landscape by California artist Robert E, Wood. Signed lower left and date...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paper

Floral Painting Listed WPA Woman California Artist Flower Gouache Painting
By Dorr Bothwell
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is a gouache or watercolor painting. signed and dated. it depicts poppies and some other wildflowers.. Dorr Hodgson Bothwell (May 3, 1902 – September 24, 2000) was an American a...
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1960s American Modern Still-life Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

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