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 × 22 15/16 in. (38 × 58.2 cm)

Frame: 24 × 30 1/4 in. (61 × 76.8 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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Publication History

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

Referenced in artist's letter February 12, 1986.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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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