A mid century, abstract oil on board painting of the sea and marine life as seen underwater.
Norris was born in California. He won a fellowship at the Fogg Museum (Harvard University) and also studied at the Sorbonne (Paris). He was an active artist in the California Watercolor School. He worked with landscape artist Thomas Craig (1906-69) who encouraged him to take a teaching position at a boys school in Honolulu, where he was also a department chair at the University of Hawaii (1945-55). In 1955 he received a Fulbright professorship to Japan. Norris retired in 1975.
MAKER Robert Benjamin Norris (American, 1910-2006)
MARKS Signed (lower right): Norris '62; (on reverse) Marine/ Aug. 1962/ cat. no. 197.
DATE Dated 1962
DIMENSIONS Width 19 Depth 2 Height 37 in. Sight: Width 17.75 Height 36 in.