A Female Nude Watercolor.
11.5" x 17.5" watercolor on paper, signed lower right by Emil Ganso, American 1895-1941, and it is in mat and frame.
Net size approx. 11.5" x 17.5" frame can be changed.
Provenance: Sotheby's NYC, 1992.
Of Emil Ganzo, it was written that he, "a jovial sandy-haired young man walked into New York's Weyhe Gallery and said: "I am a baker. My name is Emil Ganso."
With him he had a portfolio of drawings, which he explained he had done during his spare time.
The pictures were not good enough to exhibit, but Weyhe was impressed enough to sign Ganzo to a long contract, gave him a small weekly allowance on which to live and continue to paint.
Since then Ganso has proved that Weyhe made no mistake.
In 1933 Ganso won a Guggenheim Fellowship and his paintings now hang in the Addison Gallery of Art in Boston, the Los Angeles, Whitney, Denver Museums, Metropolitan, Detroit, Cleveland and Worcester, Mass. Museums.