Paul Warren Zimmerman watercolor and gouache landscape on paper. Mid to late 20th century. American, born 1921, died 2007. The painting is 17.5 x 28.5 inches. The solid wood frame is 25 x 35 x 2 inches. Mr. Zimmerman was an internationally known artist who lived in Hartford, CT, Kokomo, IN, and Toledo, OH. Born in Toledo, he graduated from Kokomo High School in 1941 with a full scholarship to John Herron Art School in Indianapolis. Upon graduation in 1946 with a B.F.A., he was awarded the Mary Milliken Memorial Fund Scholarship. He continued his training in New York City, under Heinrich Mayer. In 1947, he became associate professor of painting and design at Hartford University School of Art. He was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant, American Academy of Arts and Letters and associate membership in the Academy of Painting and Design in 1959. He had well over 86 awards.
Fannie Burr (American 1858-1931) watercolor on paper of a marsh inlet with a small bridge and sailing vessels. Probably near New Haven, CT. Unsigned. Mounted in gold leaf frame and matted in silk with a gold gilt. Image 9.5 x 5; frame 16.75 x 12.25 x 1. Jennie was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery, Inc. This painting was acquired directly from an heir to the estate.
Fannie Burr (American 1858-1931) watercolor on paper of a shore inlet with a sailboat. Probably near New Haven, CT. Acquired from the family of Jenny and Fannie Burr. Unsigned. Mounted in gold leaf frame and matted in silk with a gold gilt. Image 9.5 x 5.75; frame 16.75 x 13 x 1.
William Biscombe Gardner English landscape watercolor dated 1881, depicting sheep herders with their flock next to a coastal bluff. William Biscombe Gardner (1847-1919) was an English painter and engraver. Working in both watercolour and oils, he exhibited widely in London in the late 19th century at venues such as the Royal Academy and the Grosvenor Gallery. From 1896, he lived at Thirlestane Court. He illustrated a number of books featuring the British landscape. This lovely watercolour is signed bottom left, and is in very good original condition. The image measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches and the frame 12.5 x 15.5 inches. For more information on the artist go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Biscombe_Gardner.
Francisco Domingo Segura (1893-1974) mixed media portrait of a dark haired woman wearing a lace mantilla, circa 1960. Pencil,pastel and watercolor. The original gallery card from Galeria R Domingo R. Com Jose' de Barros, 301 1 and Cjt. 124 T 267 0209 Galeria do Centro, Edificio Governador S. Paulo is on the reverse. Signed lower right and inscribed to Miles Bond. Excellent original condition. Segura was born in Barcelona and studied there at the School of Fine Arts. In 1913 he moved to Paris where he struck up a friendship with Picasso, Miro and Gris, and became their faithful follower. He returned to Barcelona in 1932 and moved to Brazil in 1950. See New Brazilian Art by P M Bardi, page 153, and Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era, page 213, to learn more about this artist. Niles Bond was a major collector of Brazilian art from this period and a patron of Segura. Bond worked for the State Department from 1939-1969, and was Consul General in Sao Paulo from 1964-1969.