This work is an oil on board, done circa 1945; it is 12" x 16" in a 17.25" x 21" x 2" original frame and comes directly from the Bowden estate to me through Charles Campbell, his friend and gallerist. Bowden was a founding member of the American Abstracts Artists Group in New York in 1936, where he worked with Fernand Leger, George McNeil, Willem de Kooning, and Hans Hoffman. His work was referred to as "Cezannesque" by Ad Reinhardt, and appreciated by Still and Rothko among others. "Sausalito" is among his works from this much appreciated period.
Signature: signed and dated lower right, and on verso of frame, and signed and named on verso
Shown at Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco, Osceola Gallery in Emeryville, Ca., and at Artworks Foundry Gallery in Berkeley, Ca. One man show at the Oakland Museum in 1979 with Catalogue, "Artist Out of the Mainstream"
Harry Bowden to his friend and gallerist Charlie Campbell and thence to me.