Really well executed watercolor of a classic American town's streets and buildings, as seen from a bird's eye view on a gray, snowy winter day, 14" by 11 1/2" inside the present mat, unframed, signed at lower left by artist Warren Blackwell, and dated there 1948. It is surprising that there seems to be no information available on the artist, as his handling of the medium is so skilled and advanced. The scene is very American, and reminiscent of the American Scene art of the 1930's and early 1940's----think Charles Burchfield. Note the 1930's style automobile at bottom center, half buried in snow. The work is paper laid on (glued down to) a thin board. Condition is generally good, the colors quite fresh, though I do note two repairable tear areas at left, one completely hidden by the mat, extending no more than about 1/4" in from the edge, and another tear in the paper below that, that one being visible inside the mat. The tears resulted from the paper separating at the edge from the board, at which time perhaps something caught the paper edge and pulled upwards on it. In the sky upon close examination one can see a very small handling crease and a small disturbance of the paper. None of these issues impact the overall impression put forth by the artwork.
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