Watercolor of the French Quarter in New Orleans, including gingerbread balconies, pigeons, horse-drawn buggy, and strolling tourists, 11" by 14 3/4" (19 1/2" by 22 1/2" framed), signed at lower left by the noted New Orleans artist JOHN "JACK" McCANN (1925-2011). This is an accomplished watercolor by a talented hand. McCann was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and studied art at Cooper Union in New York after serving in World War II. From about the early 1970's through Hurricane Katrina's disruption in 2005, he was a familiar face among the French Quarter artist set. The hurricane caused him to leave the area and settle with relatives in Ohio, where he passed away in 2011. McCann left a legacy of many paintings of this much-loved district. The present watercolor is clean and fresh, the colors strong and not faded. There is tape on the glass in the photo of the entire work framed (last photo). The watercolor needs to be re-mounted, as the old mounting materials have dried out and the work is loose under the mats.
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