Five Watercolor Scenes of New York City
George Stimmel: Mid 20th Century
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Detail of George Stimmel signature
George Stimmel (1880-1964)
Five New York City Scenes
New York: Mid 20th Century
Watercolors on illustration board
Each signed by the artist "George Stimmel"
13 x 19 inches, average approximate, image
20 x 15 inches, average approximate, overall
$975 each

Original watercolor New York City scenes: the Treasury Building on Wall Street, views of Central Park at 59th Street and of City Hall Park, a brick underpass with the Chrysler Building in the distance, and a winter park snow scene.

George Stimmel was a painter, lithographer, etcher, illustrator and designer.  Born in New Jersey, he studied at the Pratt Institute of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  Stimmel worked as a set designer at the Metropolitan Opera and was a member of the Scenic Artists Union.  He also exhibited his work at the Salmagundi Club and Salons of America.  His artwork typically depicted landscapes and scenes of daily life.  He made a large series of etchings of New York City landscapes and cityscapes often featuring bridges.

Condition: Each generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling.  Margins with some light toning, and minor tape or glue residue from former matting, easily rematted out.

Reference:

Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art.  Madison, Connecticut:  Sound View Press, 1985. p. 598.