George Stimmel (1880-1964)
[New York City Park Winter Snow Scene]
New York: Mid 20th Century
Watercolor on illustration board
Signed lower right
13.25 x 9 inches, image
19 x 14.5 inches, overall
The corner of a New York City Park is covered in freshly fallen snow on a hazy winter day. A tree with bare branches, a small green shelter — possibly a subway entrance — and the corner of a building dominate the foreground. Workers with shovels clear the sidewalks. It is from a series of paintings of New York City scenes by George Stimmel.
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.
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p. 598.