Tidal Basin

Listing No: 3012

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
John William Guerin (1920-2006)
Tidal Basin
Date of Work:
circa 1950
"Guerin" at lower left
Where Produced:
Austin, Texas, USA, American

Artwork Medium

Sub Type:
on Canvas

Artwork Size & Weight

41.5 x 35.25 in.
Outer Dimensions:
49.75 x 44 in. (Frame Outer Dimension)

Artwork Condition

This painting is in very good condition. There is no apparent damage or paint loss.

Artwork Provenance

This painting is from the collection of the Modern Art Museum in Fort worth Texas. It was gifted to the Museum by the Scott Foundation.

About this Piece

John Guerin painted many works that relate to the Sea and the Sea Shore. This painting was painted while Guerin was teaching at either the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts school where he worked from 1950 to 52, or shortly after he took a teaching position at the University of Texas at Austin in 1953.

About the Artist

"...John was born in Houghton, Michigan in 1920. He served in the Air Force from 1942-1945. John studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, the Art Students League in New York, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, and Escuela Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico. A painter and educator, John taught fine art at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts from 1950 to 1952, and at the University of Texas from 1953 to 1980.

John retired from the University of Texas as a Professor Emeritus. His work was selected for the Smithsonian Institute Archive of American Artists. He was chosen as an Academician of the National Academy of Design in New York..."

From and obit Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 7, 2006

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