1950s Chicago Watercolor Landscape

1950s Chicago Watercolor Landscape


David Landis 
Memorial Loop 
Watercolor on Paper 
25" x 19", Unframed 
Signed in ink

Excellent Condition - Moderate wear consistent with age and history.  A tiny bit of foxing on edges. Edges of paper are uneven.

David Merkel Landis was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1918 and died in Berkeley, California in 1983.  He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1941, served in the European theater during World War II from 1942-45, and returned to the Art Institute of Chicago as a faculty member in 1947.  He continued to teach there with the title of Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting until 1969.  His work was included in numerous exhibitions in the Midwest and East from 1939-1973; including ten one-man shows at private galleries in Detroit, Chicago, and Edgartown, Massachusetts.  His gallery exhibits included the June Holmes Gallery (1951), Frank Ryan Gallery (1952), Old Town Art Center (1960, 1962, 1964), Cliff Dwellers (1966), and Depaul University Gallery (1966).

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