This watercolor painting by Howard Noel Watson is the only one ever created. It was personally commissioned for a Polish immigrant to the United States who wanted a reminder of their beloved Warsaw, Poland at the height of the Cold War. The subject matter, then, is a very unusual one for the quintessential American artist. Howard Watson is most well known for his popular Philadelphia scenes. He received his formal art training at the Pennsylvania State University, Temple University’s Tyler School of Fine Art, and the University of the Arts (formerly the Museum School of Art). Howard Watson has been the “Artist in Residence” at the White House during the Carter Administration. More recently, he has provided art for President Bill Clinton. He has been made an Honorary Member of the Allied Artists of America (AAA) and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society (PWC). He has also been an active member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) since 1962, and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society since 1958, where he served as President for 10 years. Mr. Watson currently serves as Archivist for the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and is a faculty member at the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill. This painting, then, serves as both a classic and one of a kind example of his masterful watercolors.
L: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
W: 20 in. (50.8 cm)