For your consideration, a mid-century watercolor by David Landis (American, 1918-1983). The work features a cityscape rendered in a modernist color palette and is signed by the artist and notated “Duluth Minn.” The unframed work is in excellent vintage condition with no stains, foxing, or repairs and measures 21” x 11 1/2”
Artist: David Landis (American, 1918-1983) Title: “Duluth Minn.” Date: Mid Century Image: Watercolor on paper Signed: “David Landis” Image size: 19” x 11 1/2” Condition: Excellent condition
David Merkel Landis was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1918 and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1941. After serving in the military in World War II from 1942-45, he returned to the Art Institute of Chicago, serving as a faculty member from 1947 until 1969. His work was included in numerous exhibitions in the Midwest and East from 1939-1973; including ten one-man shows at private galleries in Detroit, Chicago, and Edgartown, Massachusetts. His gallery exhibits included the June Holmes Gallery (1951), Frank Ryan Gallery (1952), Old Town Art Center (1960, 1962, 1964), Cliff Dwellers (1966), and Depaul University Gallery (1966). He died in Berkeley, California in 1983.
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