Offering this very fine original watercolor painting by the listed Minnesota / Indiana artist Glen Mitchell (1894-1972). This particular work by Mitchell was formerly part of the Dayton Art Institutes Circulating Collection as indicated by label on the backing. Also present on the backing is the artist's label in the upper left corner and a Minnesota Artists Association label in the lower right corner. The title of this work is "Fishing Boats, Venice". The date is unknown but it looks to date around 1930 giver or take. Mitchell's modernist style is very obvious in this work, a style that he would continue to work with throughout his career. This is a gorgeous work with bright and powerful coloring. Clearly signed by the artist in the lower right corner along with "Venice". This work is sold unframed with the original mat and backing included. The viewable area of the painting measures 14 1/4 inches by 10 inches. The overall dimensions of the work including the mat are 14 by 19 3/4 inches. Condition of the painting is very good. Further information concerning the artist is provided below. An exceptional opportunity to acquire an early work by this noted painter of the American Scene.
Glen MITCHELL (1894-1972)
Birth place: New Richmond, IN
Death place: NYC
Addresses: Minneapolis, MN; NYC
Profession: Painter, illustrator, educator, designer Studied: Chicago Acad. FA, 1910-15; AIC, 1915-20; Univ. Illinois; Grande Chaumière, Paris, France, 1926; Acad. Colarossi, 1929; Spain; Italy; Egypt; Palestine. Exhibited: AIC, 1919-49; Nash-Conley Gal., Minneapolis, 1934-35 (solo); PAFA Ann., 1936; PAFA, 1943; S. Indp. A., 1941; Ferargil Gal., NYC, 1946 (solo); Minnesota AI, 1929, 1930 (prize), 1936 (prize), 1938 (solo); Brooklyn Mus., 1929; Milwaukee AI, 1930, 1934; Soc. Independent Artists, NY, 1941; Corcoran Gal biennial, 1937; other Corcoran Gal exhs, 1936 (prize), 1939 (prize); Minneapolis Salon, 1937 (prize); Milwaukee Women's Club, 1939 (prize); Hoosier Salon, 1939 (prize), 1940 (prize); Civic Center, San Francisco; NAD; W.R. Nelson Gal.; SFMA; Oakland Art Gal.; Colorado Springs Art Center; Nelson-Atkins Mus. Art, Kansas City, MO; John Herron Art Inst., Indianapolis; Columbus (OH) Fal. FA; Dayton (OH) Art Inst.; MoMA; WMAA. Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship, 1926-27, 1928. Member: Minnesota Art Assn.; Minneapolis Soc. FA; Wash. WCS Work: First Methodist Episcopal Church, New Richmond, IN; Rotary Club, Chicago; murals, theatres in Minneapolis and Red Wing, MN; Macy's, NY, 1955-56; Freeman's, Toronto; Hecht's, Wash., DC, 1955-56; Fashion Inst. Technology, NYC
Comments: Contributor, American Artist magazine. Position: head, painting dept., Minneapolis (MN) Sch. Art, 1929-41; instructor, Parsons School Design, NYC, 1949-54; asst. prof. painting and display, Fashion Inst. of Tech., NYC. Sources: WW66; WW47; American Scene Painting and Sculpture, 61 (w/repro.); Falk, Exh. Record Series. (From Who Was Who in American Art)