Offered is a beautiful watergraph by David Darling, known to be active from 1920 to 1950. Painting's image measures 8" x 9 1/2" and is signed in the lower left corner. While exhibiting in New York City, Darling revealed a new type of decorative water color he called "Water-Graph," which he made by a secret stencil process of his own invention. He used seven or more stencils to obtain the well-defined outlines and transparent watercolor applied with a dry brush to produce the subtle gradations of tone.
Darling gained a reputation as a painter and as a book illustrator. He painted murals that are in the Pennsylvania state building in Harrisburg. After 1930, he was Assistant Professor of Art at Marshal College, Huntington, West Virginia, where he taught and worked in oils and etching. In 1932 he exhibited the watergraphs at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.
This watercolor is offered in a fine mat professionally and archival mounted. Ready to frame and enjoy.
19th/20th Century American and European Paintings, Prints, & Sculptures