Fish Harbor (Net Mending, Newport; Net Mending)

Phil Dike, American, 1906 - 1986



Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite indications on heavy wove paper

Overall: 14 15/16 x 22 15/16 in. (38 x 58.2 cm)

Frame: 24 x 30 1/4 in. (60.96 x 76.835 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Philip H. Greene, in memory of his wife and co-collector, Marjorie B. Greene



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed and dated, lower right: Phil Dike 1935; inscribed on fragment from original mat (now in object file): "Net Mending, Newport, / PHIL DIKE N.A.; [unfinished watercolor of figures fishing on reverse] WATERMARK: none

Exhibition History

California-style Watercolorists and the Golden Age of Hollywood: 1930-1950, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September-November 9, 2010.

Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11, 2008-January 4, 2009.

California Style 1930's and 40's: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Aug. 21- Sep. 28 1997, Orange Co. Museum of Art, Dec. 13, 1997- March 22, 1998, Ventura Museum of History and Art, Apr. 3- June 14, 1998, no. 26.

California Style Watercolors from the Philip H. Greene Collection, Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts, Benjamin J. and Mary A. Rabe Gallery, Cherry Valley, CA, June 2-July 31, 1996.

Visions of California, The Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA, 1994.

Adventures in Aquarelle: The California Style in Review, Cunningham Art Gallery, Bakersfield, CA, Sep. 7- Oct. 26 1989, brochure by Philip H. Greene and the Cunningham Art Gallery, printed by Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, 1989.

Regionalism: The California View (Watercolors 1929-1945), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, June 25- August 14, 1988.

Fifteenth annual exhibition California Watercolor Society, Los Angeles Museum [as Fish Harbor], 1935.

Publication History

Paul J. Karlstrom, The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, American Art Review, Volume XX, Number 6, Leawood, Kansas: American Arts Media, Inc., November-December, 2008, ill. p. 130.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p. 38, no. 3.

Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last, California Watercolors 1850?1970: An Illustrated History & Biographical Dictionary, Santa Ana, Calif: Hillcrest Press, 2002, illustration in color p. 54.

California Style: 1930's and 40's, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Exhibition Catalogue, 1997, ill. in color, p. 13, fig. 26.

Regionalism: The California View, Curators Susan M. Anderson and Robert Henning, Jr. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, June 25-August 14, 1988, p. 45.

Anderson, Susan, "California Watercolors, 1929-1945," American Artist magazine, vol. 52 no. 553 (August 1988) pp. 48-53, 87-89, ill. in color p. 50.

Referenced in artist's letter February 12, 1986.

"Water Color Group Holds High Level, Exhibit Proves," Los Angeles Times, October 13, 1935.


Galleria Beretich, Claremont, California; sold to Philip H. Greene (1925-2014), November 24, 1985; given to present collection, 2007.

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