Samuel Bolton Colburn (1909-1993)

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Title:
"On the Wharf"
Date:
1941
Size:
13" x 19 1/4"
Medium:
Watercolor
Signed:
Signed lower center
 
Signed and dated bottom center
Double sided: Hatton Ranch, Carmel Valley

Sam Colburn gained his substantial reputation as a watercolorist and for his early paintings of the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. He depicted the fisherman and activities around the wharf and in the canneries, and the hills and farm buildings around Salinas and Carmel Valley. His early figural works of Monterey fisherman at work in the sardine canneries made famous by John Steinbeck, reduce the figures to blocky forms in the manner of Diego Rivera.