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Landscape

1924
20th Century
15 1/8 in. x 22 1/4 in. (38.42 cm x 56.52 cm)

Robert Boardman Howard, American, (1896–1983)

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: North America, United States, California
Medium and Support: Watercolor on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. J. Gottlob through Albert M. Bender
Accession Number: 1925.128
Robert Boardman Howard was a prominent American artist celebrated for his graphic art and modernist paintings and murals, as well as his Art Deco bas-relief sculptures which decorate Coit Tower in San Francisco and the Paramount Theater in Oakland. Howard was also part of the faculty during the prestigious Summer Sessions at Mills College in the 1940s. In the summer of 1924, Howard joined Bay Area painters Worth Ryder and Chiura Obata on a three-month camping and sketching trip to the High Sierra Nevada country in California. This landscape is from a series of watercolors that he produced on this trip, demonstrating the artist’s interest in expressionistic color and abstracted form.

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  • Sheet Dimensions: 15 1/8 in. x 22 1/4 in. (38.42 cm x 56.52 cm)
  • Mat Dimensions: 24 in. x 30 in. (60.96 cm x 76.2 cm)

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