Watercolor on paper painting of a scene in old historical Saint Augustine, Florida, titled on reverse in another hand "Fatio House", and signed at lower left corner by the listed American artist ROY C. CLARK (1889-1956). Clark was born in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, and died in Washington, D.C. Evidently he traveled widely, having studied with W. L. Judson in California, Irving Wiles, Thomas Fogarty and Kenneth Hayes Miller in New York, and Richard Meryman and Edgar Nye in the District of Columbia. He also traveled in Europe. Clark won a bronze medal for painting in 1933 from the Society of Washington Artists. A longtime employee of the US government, he retired in 1950 to Saint Augustine, where he opened a gallery on Charlotte Street. Clark exhibited and demonstrated his techniques locally. The painting is in excellent condition with rich colors not faded by sun. Vintage art works depicting familiar scenes of Saint Augustine are scarce and desirable.
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