Appealing modernist style original watercolor/gouache by Cincinnati, Ohio, artist Paul Craft (1904-). This framed worked measures 13 ¼ by 10 ¼ inches approximately. Sold unframed. Signed by the artist in the lower right corner and dated 1956. A fascinating depiction of a rain shower on the Ohio River executed in a distinctive abstracted style. Great piece to accent a modern décor. Craft is a listed artist and is included in Who Was Who In American Art (Falk).
CRAFT, Paul (1904) Birth place: Leavittsburg, OH Addresses: Amelia, OH; Cincinnati, OH Profession: Painter, teacher Studied: Hiram Col. (Ohio), A.B.; Cincinnati A. Acad. Exhibited: Smithsonian Inst.; Riverside Mus., 1940, 1941; Cincinnati Mod. A. Soc.; CM; A.B. AIC; AIC; Closson Gal., 1942, 1944 (solo), 1948 (solo), 1953 (solo); River Road Gal., Louisville, Ky., 1942 (solo); Columbus; Toledo; San Fran.; Butler AI (prize); Hiram Col., 1950 (solo); Ohio Univ.; Canton AI, 1955; Akron AI, 1955; Massillon A. Mus., 1955; A. of Cincinnati and Vicinity, 1954, 1955; Dayton AI, 1954-55; Ohio WCS (prize); Ohio State Fair, 1958 (prize). Member: Ohio WC Soc.; Cincinnati Indp. A.; Ohio A. Edu. Assn.; Cincinnati Mod. A. Soc.; Dayton AI; Contemp. A. Center. Work: CM; IBM; Walnut Hills H.S., Cincinnati; Dayton A. Center. Comments: Position: T., Cincinnati Pub. Sch., 1943-45; Instr. A., Cincinnati Pub. Schs.; Hughes H.S., 1954-. Sources: WW59; WW47.