Watercolor - "The Fish Crow" – by Warren "Racket" Shreve
Racket (Warren) Shreve, born 1944, is a true Salemite, "watercolor-laureate" and yes, he is related to the venerable jewelry establishment of the Back Bay — Shreve, Crump & Low. As the story goes, when still a child he constantly made a racket, and the name stuck! Following graduation from Rhode Island School of Design, he was drafted into the army during the Vietnam era. Fortunately for him, he wasn't shipped overseas, but recognized for his artistic talent his job became to create propaganda leaflets urging 'the enemy' to surrender. Following his army stint, he traveled around the world, moved back to Salem in 1972, married his beloved Martha and raised a family. His life has been one of painting, vintage cars, and acquiring a special set of friends.
This gorgeous, beautifully executed New England coastal scene is also titled "Brown I." as hand written on the back. This was the former name of Crowninshield Island located in historic Marblehead, Massachusetts harbor and among the locations Shreve chose to paint. Crowninshield Island is now protected by the Massachusetts preservation organization, The Trustees of Reservations.
Our exquisite painting weighs 4 pounds 8.4 ounces, the stunning lemon gold frame measures 18 ½ by 23 ½ inches and the sight size of the painting is 11 by 15 ½ inches. This beautifully, professionally framed painting is in excellent condition and rendered in sharp, intricate detail.
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