Arizona Desert Watercolor.
Gerry Peirce, American 1900-1962.
15" x 20" watercolor on paper laid down on Canvasboard.
Offered in a mat and unframed.
A painter, teacher, etcher, illustrator, and author, he was a multi-talented man who won numerous prizes for watercolor and etching and also illustrated and wrote children's books including "Plants of Sun and Sand."
From the mid-1930s, he directed the Gerry Peirce Watercolor School in Tucson, Arizona.
He was born in Jamestown, New York, and graduated from the Cleveland, Ohio School of Art and then studied at the Art Students League in New York.
He was known for highly atmospheric paintings of subtle tonality.
He was a member of the Society of American Etchers, Chicago Society of Etchers, and California Print Makers.
His work is in numerous museums including the Boston Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum and Library of Congress.