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Childs Gallery
Boston

Titled, inscribed, and dated verso: 'Reflections II/Marin Mud Flat/watercolor/Studio List #627/Philadelphia June 1994/(second version of 3)'. From the estate of the artist. In fine condition.

Inscribed in the artist's studio notes: 'No. 626 was painted on my last large piece of watercolor paper.
This …

Medium
Condition
In fine condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right: '© Norris '94'.
Frame
Not included

A devout Quaker, Ben Norris used his art to investigate the mysticism of nature in landscapes and studies that sometimes verge on the surreal. With his bold use of watercolor, he is closely associated with the Southern California Watercolor School, even though he spent most of his life and career working as a teacher in Hawaii. While there, he entered into a dialogue with the leading artists of the day, inviting many—including Josef Albers and Max Ernst, who would prove to be extremely influential on him—to visit the university where he taught. In addition to producing the watercolors for which he is best known, Norris was also an accomplished printmaker, collage artist, and painter of oils and acrylics.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Time Capsule: Art of the FortiesChilds Gallery
2018
Ben Norris: Botanical OasisChilds Gallery
2015
Mid-Century Moderns: American Painting 1940s-1960sChilds Gallery
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Reflections II [Marin Mud Flat], 1994

Watercolor
29 3/4 × 41 3/8 in
75.6 × 105.1 cm
.
$7,500 - 10,000
Location
Boston
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CG
Childs Gallery
Boston

Titled, inscribed, and dated verso: 'Reflections II/Marin Mud Flat/watercolor/Studio List …

Medium
Condition
In fine condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right: '© Norris '94'.
Frame
Not included

A devout Quaker, Ben Norris used his art to investigate the mysticism of nature in landscapes and studies that sometimes verge on the surreal. With his bold use of watercolor, he is closely associated with the Southern California Watercolor School, even though he spent most of his life and career working as a teacher in Hawaii. While there, he entered into a dialogue with the leading artists of the day, inviting many—including Josef Albers and Max Ernst, who would prove to be extremely influential on him—to visit the university where he taught. In addition to producing the watercolors for which he is best known, Norris was also an accomplished printmaker, collage artist, and painter of oils and acrylics.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Reflections
Other works by Ben Norris
Other works from Childs Gallery
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