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Going on a Visit(369 views)
Description: Signedin Artist's Proof (A/P) in pencil, lower right. High desert plains landscape with wagon, dogs, horses, and people.
Condition Report: Excellent condition
Notes: R. Brownell McGrew (1916 - 1994) is known for highly realistic Indian portraits with rich skin tones as well as Southwest and California desert landscape paintings, R Brownell McGrew showed early art talent in his home town and birth place of Columbus, Ohio. He moved to California with his family when he was a child and enrolled at the Otis Art Institute, studying with Ralph Holmes. Although he preferred portrait painting, he won recognition for landscapes and was so proficient technically that he spent his last year at Otis teaching. He worked as a commercial artist for M.G.M. and Columbia movie studios and then discovered a love for desert painting as well as portrait painting, especially Navajo and Hopi Indians subjects from Arizona and New Mexico. He lived in LaQuinta from 1960-1965, when he and his wife moved to Cottonwood, AZ, and from there to Quemado, NM, 1972-84. From 1984 until his death in 1994, they lived in Sonoita, AZ. (Biographic notes courtesy of askART). Mcgrew was a well known, printmaker, lived in California and on Navajo Reservation.
Provenance: Long term holding from a private collection.
Dimensions: 20 x 31 inches
Artist or Maker: R Brownell McGrew (1916 - 1994)