Skyline Pattern

Emil Kosa, Jr., American, 1903 - 1968

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1959

Transparent watercolor over charcoal indications on very heavy wove [Arches] paper

Overall: 22 7/16 x 29 15/16 in. (57 x 76 cm)

Frame: 29 3/4 x 37 in. (75.565 x 93.98 cm)

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

2007.6.6

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, almost illegibly, in charcoal, lower left: Emil Kosa Jr.[?]; signed, almost illegibly in graphite, on reverse: E KOSA [?]; inscribed, in black crayon [?], on reverse: SKYLINE PATTERNS C-7258; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: W / 405 [circled] photographed WATERMARK: embossed, lower left, wrapping around corner of sheet: VERITABLE PAPIER D'ARCHES / TORCHON

Course History

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 7, Religion and Literature: Revisioning the Invisible, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 73, Watercolor Washes and the Lure of the Sun: The Climate and Demographics Informing the California Watercolor Movement, Hannah Jeton, Class of 2012, The Kathryn Conroy Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 29-October 28, 2012.

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 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.

Adventures in Aquarelle: The California Style in Review, 1930's-1980s, Cunningham Art Gallery, Bakersfield, CA, Sept. 7-Oct. 26, 1989. Brochure by Philip H. Greene and the Cunningham Art Gallery, printed by Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, 1989.

California Watercolor: An Introduction, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA, April 4-April 28, 1988. Brochure mailing printed by Antelope Valley College.

Emil K. Kosa, Jr., N.A., Cowie Galleries, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, March, 1959. Brochure by Alexander S. Cowie, 1959.

Publication History

Hannah Jetson, A Space of Dialogue 73, Watercolor Washes and the Lure of the Sun: The Climate and Demographics Informing the California Watercolor Movement, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2012, ill. p. 3.

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. 127.

Catalina E. Gorla, Coastline to Skyline: The Vitality of the "California Style", The Collegiate Journal of Art, Spring 2008, Volume IV, 2008, pp. 124-125, ill. p. 124.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p. 58, no. 13.

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

Gordon T. McClelland, Emil Kosa, Jr, 1903-1968, Beverly Hills, CA: Hillcrest Press, 1990, p. 53.

Provenance

Painted by the artist for one-man exhibition at Cowie Galleries, Los Angeles, California, 1959; sold to George Stern, 1983; De Ru's Fine Art, Bellflower, California; sold to Philip H. Greene (1925-2014), April 16, 1985; given to present collection, 2007.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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