Watercolor on paper painting of the architecture of old New Orleans, 14 1/2" by 5" (21" by 11 3/4" framed), signed at lower right with the typical signature of well known illustrator artist ADOLPH KRONENGOLD (1900-1986). Kronengold was educated at Tulane in the 1910's, and in New York and Philadelphia, where he was a Daniel Garber pupil. Information I have seen online states that he established art schools in New York and Alaska. In the 1920's and 1930's, Kronengold did numerous covers for The New Yorker magazine, and much other illustration work. By 1952 he was back in New Orleans, painting the much-loved scenes of the French Quarter, for which he is now perhaps best known. This example is in excellent condition. The prominent red building and its dramatic shape adds a quite modernist feeling, with a touch of Oscar Bluemner. Note the figure at lower left going about her business on what appears to be a wet day. Kronengold's oils and watercolors appear with regularity at auction in New Orleans. Note the New Orleans framer's stamp on backing paper.
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