Vintage original mid century oil on canvas painting by Wilmer Siegfried Richter depicts a blue sky with fluffy white clouds over bright blue waters, with boats lining a cobblestone dock with buildings on the opposite side. Small figures can be seen working on the boats, with a single figure walking down the path between water and architecture. This original mid century painting has great use of color with a calming theme. Signed in corner. Framed in gold. Original frame also included.
About the Artist:
Wilmer Siegfried Richter (1891-1993) was a Philadelphia born artist and illustrator. He started working as an office boy at a sugar refinery at 15 before working in a photo-engraving department at 18 while attending art school at night. He found a new job through a classmate and began his career in commercial art. He spent his career attending classes when he felt compelled to learn a new medium, and traveling frequently. He was drafted into World War I at 27, was deployed without any training, and was almost immediately gassed and wounded in combat. He kept himself occupied with art until he was able to return to the states. The famed Saturday Evening Post took interest in some of his wartime illustrations, and he continued to improve them as they accepted them. He would continue various jobs in commercial art and advertising, painting whenever he could. He moved to Sarasota, Florida after World War II and began teaching art. He lived until 102.
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