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Vintage Florence Bryant MacKenzie Watercolor of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge d.1954 (4.2lbs.) (W)23.5in. x (H)17in. x (D)1in. Florence Louise Bryant MacKenzie (1890-1964) was born in Boston, MA. By an early age, she showed signs of artistic talent, and was able to hone her skills while studying at some of the most prestigious schools; including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the National School of Fine & Applied Arts, and the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. In (1933) she married artist Frank J. MacKenzie, and moved West to San Francisco, CA. Although she maintained Studios on both Coasts (D.C.) it was her San Francisco Studio where she spent a majority of her latter years. We see evidence of MacKenzie's admiration for the West Coast, in this very work of Art. A lovely Vintage Watercolor depicting the famed, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge. The Marin Headlands are clearly present in the background; as is the mouth of the San Francisco Bay. MacKenzie makes fantastic use of both space & color, giving the Artwork a real sense of authenticity; especially in respect to its subject matter. The Watercolor is perhaps best described as a culmination of sorts; with its style being that of a Coastal Landscape, with aspects of a Seascape being present as well. The vibrant colors are particularly pretty, offering optimum optics; while still preserving a sense of tranquility that's often associated with Seascapes. The Watercolor was completed in (1954) and its Mid-Century influence is exhibited in an aesthetically pleasing fashion that evokes images of Post War Americana; where pride in our nation's engineering marvels & its natural beauty were celebrated. The Vintage Artwork has been cared for well, and despite its nearly (70) years of age, it's retained its integrity to an impressively high degree. The Paper hasn't dulled or lost its ability to project color; nor has it become brittle. The color scheme is rich in its expressions. The Vintage Piece has been professionally framed and is under Glass. This not only preserves the Watercolor, but accentuates the Artwork as well. The Artwork's: condition, size, frame, and theme, make this a highly desirable Piece that's appropriate for a variety of diverse settings. The Vintage Florence Bryant MacKenzie Watercolor of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is stored in a: dry, secured, smoke-free, environment, and will without question be a highly coveted, quality work of Art, for collection & display.

ITEM ID
A:38
COLOR
Polychrome
DEPTH
1" (3 cm)
GENRE
American Folk Art and Outsider Art, American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, Post-war and Contemporary art
MEDIA
Glass, Paper, Watercolor, Wood
STYLE
Landscape, Naturalistic, Outsider Art, Post-War, Realism, Realist, Seascape, Still Life
THEME
Americana, Coastal, Color, Marine, Mid-Century Modern
WIDTH
23.5" (60 cm)
HEIGHT
17" (43 cm)
ORIGIN
California • Californian
AGE
Mid 20th Century
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Vintage Florence Bryant MacKenzie Watercolor of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge d.1954

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