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Fashion Design Art, Neckties, Mary Watterick Evan, Vintage Watercolor

$350

Mary Watterick Evans
Necktie Designs
American: Mid 20th Century
Gouache on illustration board
Titled lower right in pencil
17 x 15 inches, overall
Provenance: Estate of Artist
$350

Original commercial illustration art or fashion design depicting an arrangement of three modernist neckties in earth tones with black and white. The style relates to that of Joan MirĂ³ and Wassily Kandinsky, as well as ancient petroglyphs. Most likely painted in the 1950s or early 1960s, when sinuous curving lines playing off of floating geometric shapes was a popular compositional device in design and illustration. The geometry of the ties themselves is also emphasized in this painting.

Mary Watterick Evans lived in San Leandro, California and was a graphic arts instructor at Chabot College, Hayward, California.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and wear. One tie apparently overpainted by artist in the period; faint image of former design shows through.

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20th Century

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