F.Douglas Greenbowe 1927 - 1997
Red Patio, Arizona, 1993
10 x 14 in
"Red Patio, Arizona" is an original watercolor painting signed and dated in the lower right by artist F. Douglas Greenbowe. The wrought iron gate almost beckons the viewer to come to take a closer look into the bright and welcoming scenery, perhaps welcoming the viewer home. The arid plants unique to the beautiful landscape of Arizona are plentiful, casting long shadows of blue and purple hues. 10" x 14" art 17" x 21 1/8" frame Double matted, the bottom is a warm brown that compliments the colors of the composition, and the upper is a creamy white that creates a finished, clean margin around the artwork. All this is housed in a rustic rounded moulding in a natural walnut finish. Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, Douglas Greenbowe studied at the Art Students League in New York with Frank DuMond. He held his first one-man show at age 18. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific. He began painting again in a hospital while recovering from wounds and did work reflecting his war experiences. For these depictions, he was honored at the White House by Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, he became a member of the American Watercolor Society and also earned the National Art Club's Bronze Medal. He settled in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he taught and exhibited his paintings. His work is in the Bank of Douglas, Arizona, the Dayton Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.