This charming and colorful watercolor by Olga I. Sears (1906-1990) is titled "Quarry House ... Rockport". It is inscribed on the back of the sheet and the exact road name is not decipherable to us. The style is loose and aggressive and her palette is brilliant, heavy with blues and purples. The watercolor was custom framed with conservation matting.
Sears worked extensively in Massachusetts and Maine after studying at the New England School of Design and with Margaret Patterson and Charles Woodbury. She worked extensively in watercolor as well as oil and was well regarded in both mediums. She exhibited widely including at the Gloucester Art Festival, the Boston Society of Independent Artists, the Portland Museum of Art, the Boston Watercolor Society, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Butler Institute of Art, etc. She was a member of the Rockport Art Association and also was a highly regarded teacher whose positions included work at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School.
Measurements are: watercolor, 9 7/8 inches x 12 3/4inches; outside of frame, 20 inches x 24 inches.
Condition is excellent with conservation matting.
This work by an American woman artist is ready to hang in an elegant frame. Its intense palette takes it beyond ordinary watercolors and allows it to stand up under any circumstances.
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