Watercolor Paintings

Art Nouveau Original Watercolor Dated 1912

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Item Name
Violette Stevens
Sold – Thank You – $75.00 USD
Art – Watercolor
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Item #
PYH – 4305

This charming 1912 watercolor of a pair of birds perched on vines with pink and white flowers was painted by 15 year old Violette Stevens, who signed and dated her artwork lower right. On the back, the original dust paper is intact and Ms. Stevens inscribed it in pencil in two places. On the upper portion, she wrote “Painted in watercolors April 1912 Age 15 Great Falls, Montana”. At the bottom, she wrote “Age 15-My water colors”. Great Falls is a very progressive planned city that had a number of cultural activities at that time, including art clubs and painting groups. Violette Stevens, whose name appeared in newspapers of the time as Violet, grew up to work for the U.S. Forest Service as a stenographer and also worked as assistant county clerk prior to marrying Mr. R.S. Nyhagen on April 24, 1919. We have other biographical details on her, which we’d be glad to share with the purchaser of her lovely artwork.

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The painting measures approximately 9 inches by 9 inches including the 1/2 inch wide gilded wood frame, carved with flowing Art Nouveau designs. The artwork, frame and glass are all in excellent condition with no damage and very little wear. With its petite size, this painting is perfect to hang or prop on a shelf or easel, alone or as part of a grouping.

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“Devonshire Cottage” Watercolor by Irish Artist Jim Kavanagh

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Renowned fine artist Jim Kavanagh lives and works in Annaghdown, in the west of Ireland near Galway. Born in 1960 in London, his career has spanned nearly 30 years. Jim Kavanagh’s Art School, founded some years ago at Stiúideo na Coiríbe, is located by the shores of Lough Corrib, and students come from all over to attend the art classes. Mr. Kavanagh’s work is in private and corporate collections on four continents. (more…)