For your consideration, a large mid-century watercolor by the noted Bay Area artist Richard Yip (1919-1981). The scene is most probably of Mount Tamalpais, with a ranch in the foreground. The painting is noteworthy for its saturated color palette and dynamic composition. The Bay Area Expressionist work is very modernist in feeling with distinctly Cubist influenced aesthetics. The painting measures 21 ½” x 14 ½” and is housed in its beautiful original carved-wood period frame (32” x 26 ½”). The undated work is signed at the bottom left, and is most probably circa 1950’s. Excellent condition with no stains, foxing, or repairs.
Richard Yip (1919-1981)...Born: Canton, China
Studied: California College of Arts and Crafts (Oakland), College of the Pacific (California), University of California (Berkeley)
Richard Yip emigrated from China to America in 1931, and while still in high school received a scholarship to study art at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. During World War 11, he served in the United States Air Force and afterwards settled in Stockton. Yip finished his studies at the University of California, Berkeley and began exhibiting his watercolors. He spent much of his life teaching watercolor painting. He was an instructor at the College of the Pacific for many years and conducted private classes in watercolor painting.
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