Gunnar Widforss (1879-1934)

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Title:
"Ark in the Oakland Estuary"
Date:
1928
Size:
16" x 20"
Medium:
Watercolor
Signed:
Unsigned
 
Notarized estate provenance on reverse

Will be included in 'Gunnar Widforss Catalogue Raisonne'
by Alan Peterson
Catalogue entry #616



In a letter to his mother, Blenda, dated December 5, 1928, Widforss referred to painting the harbor and old houses in Oakland. The improvised community of houseboats and "arks," as they were referred to, was home to artists, musicians, and bohemians in general.