Watercolor on paper of a lake and mountains painting size, sheet measuring 11" x 14 1/2" and 22" x 23 1/2" with frame, signed at lower right with "UECKER" He was a member of the National Watercolor Society. Uecker was born in Los Angeles in 1929 and won a five year scholarship to the Chouinard Art Institute, where he was instructed by the likes of Rex Brandt, Ed Reep, and Pruett Carter. Later in life he became a teacher himself, as well as owner of art supply stores in the Pasadena area. This work likely dates to the 1970's I would guess. The present matting is stained and old and should be replaced.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Robert Uecker (1929-2005) Born: 1929 in Los Angeles, CA, Studied: Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles) ; Member: California Water Color Society. Robert Uecker was awarded a five year scholarship to study art at the Chouinard Art Institue in the late 1940s. He received instruction from Rex Brandt, Ed Reep and Pruett Carter. Since then, he has taught art, exhibited his watercolors and was co-owner of several art supply stores in the Pasadena area. Biographical information from interview with Robert Uecker, 1990." This biographical information, based on an interview with the artist, was taken from: California Watercolors 1850-1970, An Illustrated History & Biographical Dictionary by Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last, Hillcrest Press 2002. Biography from Jeff Olsen Fine Art
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