estate-fresh mixed media painting (watercolor with pastels), Texas painter William Anzalone (1935 - ) This is a departure from the artist's typical figurative
work, and I have only seen a few of his early modernist watercolors on the market in recent years. The scene is a modernist one
depicting moored sailboats. Given the artist's location in Houston
beginning in 1959, it is in all likelihood a scene along the Gulf of
Mexico, perhaps Galveston Bay. Great modernist look!
The piece is signed "Anazalone" in the lower right
corner. It measures 9 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches to the mat, with an overall
framed size of 21 x 32 inches.
Condition of the painting appears to be excellent.
The linen liner has some stains, fraying, etc., and there are some
scuffs and scrapes on the vintage rough-hewn frame.
William Anzalone was educated in Brooklyn Public Schools and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BA in Architecture in 1958. He won the Rotch Prize in Architecture in 1958 and practiced architecture in Massachusetts from 1958-1959.
Anzalone came to Houston, Texas in July 1959, and began teaching at the University of Houston. He also taught briefly at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston School.
William Anzalone has had many one man shows and group shows in Texas, Massachusetts, and New York.