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Ben Norris 'KAILUA BEACH' : Original Watercolor Signed

Regular price $3,500.00 Sale

'Kailua Beach' by Ben Norris (1910-2006) Watercolor on Paper, in fine Koa wood frame. 27.5" x 21" with frame, 19.4" x 12.75" image only Signed in lower left corner. Professionally matted and framed. Ready to hang! Condition: Pristine. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE PURCHASING THIS ITEM, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. Ben Norris (1910 – 2006) - Born in Redlands, California in 1910, Ben Norris studied privately with Frederic Taubes and Stanton MacDonald-Wright, and at Pomona College, Harvard University, and the Sorbonne in Paris. He traveled extensively throughout Europe before returning to California to pursue a career as a landscape painter. During 1934-35 he was employed by the Disney Studios. As an active participant in the California Watercolor School, he had the opportunity to work closely with landscape artist Thomas Craig (1906–1969). They became friends and in 1936, at Craig’s suggestion, Norris accepted the position of first art teacher at the Kamehameha School for Boys in Honolulu. After a year, he joined the art department at the University of Hawaii as an associate professor, and also took printmaking courses from a colleague. He served as department chairman from 1945 to 1955. Ben Norris is best known for his watercolor landscapes and abstract compositions with a strong Japanese influence. Public collections holding his works include the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Isaacs Art Center in Waimea, Hawaii and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.). -Wikipedia and #FEEEX