Gate of No Return (Oxaca, Mexico)(197 views)
Description: Print of drawing. Framed: 18 x 23 inches. Most of what is known about pre-historic Oaxaca comes from archeological work in the Central Valleys region where evidence of human habitation dates back 11,000 years. The area was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010 in recognition for some of the earliest known evidence of domesticated plants in the continent.
Condition Report: Well preserved in frame.
Notes: Gerry Pierce (1900 - 1969) won numerous prizes for watercolor and etching and was director of the Gerry Peirce Watercolor School in Tucson, Arizona. Born in Jamestown, New York, and graduated from the Cleveland, Ohio School of Art and then studied at the Art Students League in New York, he was known for highly atmospheric paintings of subtle tonality. He was a member of the Society of American Etchers, Chicago Society of Etchers, and California Print Makers. His work is in numerous museums including the Boston Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum and Library of Congress (Biographic notes courtesy of askART).
Provenance: Long term holding from a private collection.
Dimensions: 9 x 15 inches
Artist or Maker: Gerry Peirce (1900 - 1969