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Samuel Colburn

 (1909 - 1993)
Samuel Bolton Colburn was active/lived in California, Colorado.  Samuel Colburn is known for regionalist landscape, portrait and genre painting.

Biography   Samuel Colburn


Samuel Bolton Colburn (1909-1993) was well-versed in the progressive modernist directions of the day as well as advanced watercolor techniques. The San Francisco art critic Alfred Frankenstein credited Colburn with a sense of drama and "as fine an eye for the subtleties of watercolor as this country has produced since [John] Marin's heyday."

Watercolor was Colburn's preferred medium.  A prolific painter, he worked quickly outdoors on location, developing a style that was luminous, spontaneous and fluid, though requiring tremendous control of the medium.

Colburn developed his art during the 1930s and 1940s, a period when American Scene artists nationwide shunned abstraction and modernist experimentation and depicted rural   ...  Displaying 750 of 9520 characters.

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