|Jenny's Cove ~ Watercolor on Paper. 9" x 12"|
I came across this watercolor painting by Irving Shaprio at a Goodwill a few years ago. The jagged rocks and vivid color in the painting caught my eye. It's nicely matted and framed and seems to be from the 60s or 70s. I fell in love with it immediately and it's been hanging in our home ever since.
Irving Shapiro was born in Chicago. He studied painting at the Art Institute and the American Academy of Art, both in Chicago. The American Academy of Art Library is actually named after Irving Shapiro who was a distinguished fine artist and watercolor painting instructor there from 1945 until he retired.
|Signature: I. Shapiro, AWS|
This beautiful example of his work is in the permanent collection of the Illinois State Museum.
|Irving Shapiro (1927 - 1994)|
Forest Floor, circa 1968
watercolor, 19 3/4 by 27 1/2 inches
Illinois State Museum collection
Cheers ~ Lara