Vic (Victor) Donahue Original Watercolor "Back Road in Taos" Western Signed
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A spectacular Western Genre painting by Victor Paul"Vic" Donahue. This painting depicts a pair of cowboys on their horses riding along a back road, in Taos, New Mexico, as the title says.
This painting is a watercolor on paper, using a monochrome palette, and is exemplary of his technical and creative skills in depicting western genre scenes. The buildings in the backgroundare very classic New Mexico homes, lending this piece a very wonderful regional specificity. This piece is very professionally framed, and behind glass on both sides as to leave the handwritten title on the back viewable. It is signed in the lower right corner of the painting.
Victor Paul "Vic" Donahue (1928-2008)
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Vic Donahue was raised in Omaha and then became a newspaper artist there and in Chicago. He also played the drums in dance bands before enlisting in World War II where, sketching and painting the Marines in the Pacific, he became one of the first official combat artists.
Following the war, he joined the Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate in Cleveland, Ohio as a feature artist. He was nominated two times for the Pulitzer Prize for Best Newspaper Feature of the Year.
He moved to New York City where he was a book, magazine and advertising illustrator before he turned to fine-art painting. In 1962, he and his wife and two sons moved to Tucson, Arizona, where they have remained.
His paintings are in the Christlieb Collection at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; the Navy and Marine Collections and the National Archives in Washington DC; the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney; Brown University Library in Providence, Rhode Island; and the Mountain Oyster Club of Tucson, Arizona.
Vic Donahue passed on at the age of 90, December 16, 2008 in Arizona.
Frame Height: 8 1/4"
Frame Width: 12 3/4"
Site Height: 7 3/8"
Site Width: 11 7/8"
In good condition, slight toning to the paper.
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