Lot 80
Michael Frary (CA/TX, 1918-2005), Waller Creek, No. 2
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Watercolor on paper, signed at lower right, matted and framed under glass, retains a 1970 Laguna Gloria Art Auction label on the verso.

DOA 27 5.8 x 33 5/8 in.

After serving in the US Navy during WWII, Michael Frary returned to his home state of California. He had a brief, but successful, career as an assistant art director for the Goldwyn Studios, Paramount, and then finally Universal Studios. In 1949, he moved to Texas where he was able to teach art - first at Marion Koogler McNay in San Antonio and then at the University of Texas - Austin.

Frary was a celebrated Texas Modernist, loved by his students and respected by his critics. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

Good estate condition - not examined out of the frame.