|Description: We offer an original watercolor of Orchard Beach by Lynn Rowan. The piece is 18” x 24 ⅛” on watercolor paper, signed “Lynn Rowan 47, NY” and inscribed “Orchard Beach” along the bottom margin. Rowan renders a playful and stylized scene of a food kiosk decorated with a crows nest at Orchard Beach, “the Bronx Riviera.” Item #FA00161.
Lynn Rowan was living and working in Manhattan in the 1940’s, but has left very little in the way of a biographical footprint. We have a collection of drawings, watercolors and paintings that have been stored away for decades. Rowan was a confident, exuberant mark marker and colorist whose figurative work would seem at home in The New Yorker. One address written on the back of a small ink drawing links the artist to 7 West 8th street (curiously close to the New York Studio School, though no formal connection has been made.) From his sketchbook and archive of artwork we see that he traveled to Woodstock, New York, Newport, Rhode Island, and Europe. We have many more paintings and watercolors available (portraits, landscapes and still life drawings), not yet listed on our website. Email us for more information and images.
Condition: The colors are still remarkably vibrant and though the edges are lightly dog-eared and there is one repaired tear near the left corner, the piece is in good condition overall.