Fashion Design Art, Neckties, Mary Watterick Evan, Vintage Watercolor
Mary Watterick Evans
American: Mid 20th Century
Gouache on illustration board
Titled lower right in pencil
17 x 15 inches, overall
Provenance: Estate of Artist
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 Miró 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.