Nantucket Old South Wharf Watercolor by Doris & Richard Beer, circa 1940

Nantucket Old South Wharf Watercolor by Doris & Richard Beer, circa 1940

$875.00

Vintage Nantucket Old South Wharf Watercolor by Doris & Richard Beer, circa 1940, a watercolor on paper view of Old South Wharf, signed in pencil power right.

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Vintage Nantucket Old South Wharf Watercolor by Doris & Richard Beer, circa 1940, a watercolor on paper view of Old South Wharf, signed in pencil power right. Doris and Richard Beer (1898-1967 and 1893-1959 respectively) produced a well-known series of watercolor miniatures featuring popular Nantucket scenes. Working at their Wharf Head Studio on Old North Wharf for 18 years, the couple worked together on these copyrighted creations, photo-duplicating Doris’s line sketch and Doris and Richard completing the watercolor. One of a large collection of Beer watercolors currently in stock. A native New Yorker, Doris studied at the Art Students League, Cooper Union, and with Arthur Dow at Columbia University. She developed a successful career designing theatrical scenery and costumes in New York, Newport, and later for the Straight Wharf Theater on Nantucket. Richard spent the summers of his childhood in ’Sconset. A graduate of Hamilton College, he served for ten years as American consul in posts in Budapest, England, Havana, and Canada. A self taught painter, he also was a talented writer who contributed to the Saturday Evening Post, Yankee Magazine, and Art News. Measures: Image 4 in high x 4-1/4in wide Frame: 11-3/4 in height x 9-5/8 in wide.

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