A 1955 Watercolor landscape by Listed American artist Earl Rowland aka Earl Warford Rowland (1890 - 1963). This autumnal, country church scene measures fifteen inches by eleven inches and is matted and framed in a period gold wood faux bamboo frame for overall measurements of approximately eighteen by twenty inches. It is in excellent vintage condition.
Born in Trinidad, CO in 1890. Rowland studied at the AIC (1910) under Dudley Crafts Watson and the School of Industrial Art in Los Angeles. After serving in the Army in WWI, he returned to Los Angeles and became active in the local art scene. A trip to Hawaii in the late 1920s resulted in several tropical landscapes and harbor scenes with sampans. During the 1930s he settled in Stockton, CA where he was a member of the art faculty at the College of the Pacific. From 1937 until his death on Aug. 8, 1963 Rowland taught and served as director of the Haggin Art Gallery. His early works are mostly landscapes; whereas, he later painted still lifes and seascapes. Exh: Phoenix Women's Club, 1923 (2nd prize); Calif. Art Club, 1926-34; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1928-33; Inglewood (CA) High School, 1929 (1st prize); Long Beach AA, 1930s; Laguna Beach AA, 1930s; Woman's Club (Hollywood), 1934. In: Haggin Gallery (Stockton); San Diego Museum; LA Public Library. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" Interview with the artist or his/her family; American Art Annual 1925-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-62; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); California Arts and Architecture list, 1932.