Werner Groshans (American, 1913-1986) was born in Germany in 1913 and studied at the Newark (NJ) School of Fine and Industrial Art. He was a member of the National Academy of Design, Allied American Artists and the Association of NJ Artists, of which he was Director from 1970-1973. Groshans exhibited his works at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirsch-Adler Galleries, the Montclair Art Museum, among others, and won the Thomas B Clarke Prize at the National Academy of Design. His works are in the collection of the Newark Museum and the New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art.
Groshans specialized in figural works, and "Girl in a Green Dress" is an interesting modernist work, the model depicted with quick and angular brushstrokes. The painting itself measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/4"; size with frame is 18" x 15 1/4". Both the watercolor and the frame are in very good condition.
Item ID: RL-WBG-124