A pair of framed watercolors, each signed by the artist, GEORGIA LEE, circa mid 1960's, the subject being familiar scenes of San Francisco: one, a pink hillside Mediterranean-style mansion most likely in the city's tony Pacific Heights section, (possibly on Divisadero, or Broderick or Fillmore); the other a downtown view towards the Ferry Building and the Embarcadero Freeway, (which was built in 1959---thereby helping us to date the works). That image is now of historical interest as the freeway famously collapsed in the October 1989 earthquake, taking several lives; it was demolished in the early 1990's and today the view to the Ferry Building is unimpeded. The entire situation is studied as an example of urban redevelopment and planning, as the removal of the freeway spurred development and tourism opportunity. The brick buildings shown may no longer stand, as this area to the east of Battery, in the vicinity of Jackson and Pacific, and Vallejo, underwent dramatic "urban renewal" in the 1960's and the area does not at all resemble its appearance of previous decades. The small paintings will bring nostalgia to any long time San Franciscan or visitor. They are in excellent condition, one bearing a complete 1960's Riverside, CA framer's label. According to a google search, there is a Georgia Lee who is active in the San Francisco art scene, but I do not know if there might be a connection to this artist. Measurements are roughly 6" by 3 1/2" inside the mats; and 12" by 9 1/2" and 10" (same frame, but sizes not exactly identical, though very similar).
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