Lot 120: Vintage Watercolor “St George Street” by Renowned and Listed Artist, Emmett Fritz
October 22, 2016
St. Augustine, FL, USALive Auction
Description: This is an Original Large Vintage Watercolor “St George Street” by Renowned and Listed Artist, Emmett Fritz. This colorful piece is signed in the lower right, and is ready to be re-framed. The piece measures approximately 23.75” x 18”. This fine example of his work was found in a local St Augustine Estate. We believe this scene to be painted from the area around what is now known as the Columbia Restaurant looking down St George Street, with the Catholic Cathedral tower in the back ground. Bio: Emmett Fritz was born John Emmett Fritz October 13, 1917 in Kansas City and died in Florida on November 29, 1995. He studied at Pratt Institute in 1937, and studied briefly with the noted Norman Rockwell. He painted landscapes in New England through the late 1930's and 1940's, and also worked as an illustrator and as cartoonist for the comic strip "Roxie West". In 1950, he left New York and moved to St. Augustine, Florida, where he became an active and much-loved member of the thriving artists' community. A prolific painter in both oil and watercolor, Fritz had great success in his own colorful impressionist style depicting Caribbean islands and particularly street scenes of St. Augustine and Palm Beach. Please view the photos, or in person carefully to determine the age, condition, and quality of this lot. Please Note: All items are sold As-is, Where-is, with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. We DO NOT offer Refunds, Returns or Exchanges. All sales are Final. We want you to be happy with your purchases, so please preview the items carefully before bidding. We do our best to describe items, but it is your responsibility to determine accuracy, authenticity, condition, age, quality, etc. If you are not certain about an item, please do not Bid without satisfying your concerns beforehand.