Rex Brandt NA

1914-2000, Corona Del Mar, CA

Seal grotto, San Diego Zoo

Watercolor on paper under glass
Signed lower right: Brandt
Image: 12" H x 20" W; Sheet: 14.75" H x 21.25" W

  • Provenance: Commissioned from the artist by Ford Motor Company, Pico Rivera, CA
    The Estate of John F. Tisdale, Los Angeles, CA, acquired from the above thence by descent in the family
    Private Collection, Southern California
  • Notes: Born in Southern California in 1914, the artist Rex Brandt began his artistic studies at the Chouinard Art Institute while he was only fourteen and still in junior high school. After pursuing his arts education at Riverside Junior College, Brandt moved to Northern California to study at the University of California (Berkeley) with the well-regarded artist John Haley. Upon his return to Southern California following the completion of his studies, Brandt became an integral member of a small core group of watercolorists known for their vibrant depictions of life in the rapidly developing state. In 1947, Brandt and the artist Phil Dike established the Brandt-Dike Summer School of Painting in Corona Del Mar where he taught summer classes on watercolor painting for thirty-eight years. He became a published author when his first book on watercolor painting was published in 1948. In addition to teaching, Brandt established a residential and commercial design firm and maintained a busy professional career until his death in 2000.
  • Condition: Generally good condition. Older tape and label remnants on the verso sheet. The outer edges of the sheet masked by the artist with brown paper tape. Minor toning throughout. Hinged along the upper edge and upper right and left edges with masking tape.

    Frame: 22" H x 30" W x 1" D

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