Antique Mary DeNeale Morgan Watercolor of California's Cypress Grove on Monterey Peninsula c.1920 (4.6lbs.) (H)17in. x (W)23in. x (D)1.25in. Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868-1948) was born in San Francisco, CA in (1868), and by adolescence was studying under the famed William Keith. While under his tutelage, Morgan developed her artistic skills and continued her studies at the Oakland School of Design; where she completed her education in (1895). In (1896) Morgan opened her own Art Studio in Oakland, CA; and began Teaching Art Classes at Oakland High School. Her first solo exhibition was in (1907). Shortly thereafter, Morgan purchased the Studio-Home of Sydney Yard in Carmel, CA. While in Carmel, Mary Morgan continued to study alternative artistic techniques & hone her skills by studying under William Chase in (1914). It was at this time, Morgan developed a deep appreciation for the Monterey Peninsula and became Director of the Carmel School of Art in (1917). She was instrumental in the founding of the Carmel Art Association in (1927), and during the Second World War, Morgan was known to visit, and sketch Servicemen stationed at nearby, Fort Ord. Mary DeNeale Morgan passed away in (1948), leaving behind a vast collection of artistic works; particularly works that are of the "en plein air" genre. Such is the case with this very work of Art. This Morgan Watercolor depicts California's Cypress Grove on the majestic Monterey Peninsula. Shop records indicate the Artwork was completed sometime around the year (1920). It's a beautiful Piece that evokes great images of California's Central Coast, and does so with the class and sophistication that often accompanies Art Deco produced works. Morgan utilizes the natural beauty of her environment and does so by accentuating the rich & vivid color scheme with a bright, natural, hue. The Watercolor has been professionally Framed, and is under Glass. The Glass not only illuminates the Watercolor, but preserves the Antique Artwork as well. The condition of the Watercolor is especially noteworthy, fore this Piece has been cared for well. Despite its age, the Paper has retained its integrity & consistency to color. With the exception of some age-related tinting to the Paper and perhaps some superficial wear, the Artwork looks very impressive. This is a beautiful and high quality Piece of Antique (California) Art, and is certain to garner the attention and respect of collectors & purveyors alike. The Antique Mary DeNeale Morgan Watercolor of California's Cypress Grove on Monterey Peninsula is stored in a: dry, secured, smoke-free, environment, and will be a fantastic addition to one's collection of quality Artwork for enjoyment & display.