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    DAWSON DAWSON-WATSON (1864-1939)
    The Cotton Pickers, 1937
    Oil on canvas
    22in. x 30in.
    Signed and dated lower right

    Dawson-Watson was born in London, England, in 1864. Before coming to this country in 1893, he had exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, England, 1886; Paris Salon, 1888; Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, 1889; Royal Cambrian Academy, 1890; and the Royal Canadian Academy, 1902. Since that time he exhibited at most of the exhibitions of importance in the United States. He is represented in the City Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri; Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois; Chicago Art Institute; New Haven Clay and Palette Club, New Haven, Connecticut; Lotus Club, New York; Vanderpool Memorial Gallery, Chicago; and in many libraries and private collections both here and abroad; in the St. Louis Public Schools; and in the Wichita, Kansas, High Schools, with a three-paneled decoration entitled The Open Book of Nature. He has achieved distinction as a mezzotint engraver, textile designer, portraitist, and as an executant of every form of stage detail. His awards include: Silver Medal, Portland, Oregon; three Gold and one Silver Medals, Sedalia, Missouri; Honorable Mention, Austin, Texas; Landscape Prize, Nashville, Tennessee; Popular Vote Prize, Southern States Art League, 1930; Landscape Prize, Mississippi Art Association, 1930; Alice Huger Smith Watercolor Prize, Southern States Art League, 1931; and many others.

    The San Antonio Art League Competitions include: $5,000 prize for his painting entitled The Glory of the Morning, 1927; Hors de Concours for a painting entitled Flowers of Silk, 1928; $1,000 prize for painting The Cotton Pickers, 1929; $1,000 prize for painting The Bouquet, 1929.

    This painting, titled The Cotton Pickers, is the same subject matter and title as Dawson-Watson's 1929 Edgar B. Davis Wildflower Competition prize-winning painting from 1928

    Provenance:
    Dewey Bradford, Bradford Collection
    Acquired by descent from the above by the present owner



    More information about DAWSON DAWSON-WATSON, also known as Dawson-Watson, Dawson, Watson, Dawson, Dawson Dawson-Watson.

    Condition Report*: Excellent condition on original unlined canvas. Period frame in excellent condition.
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