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A watercolor painting depicting six boats in the foreground in front of a pier. There are buildings and mountains in the left background.
Richard Blow was an artist known for his landscapes, depictions of architecture, carvings, and mosaics. Blow was born in La Salle, Illinois to a wealthy family. He studied architecture at Princeton for three years, then he moved on to study painting under Professor Leon Kroll at the Art Institute of Chicago. Blow purchased a Renaissance villa near Florence, Italy in 1927 and that became his home and studio when he made one of his frequent trips to Europe. He was a naval aviator during World War II, and he flew planes until a serious automobile accident in 1954. Blow's artwork is in the collections of the Museo delle Pietre Dure in Florence and Oregon State University among others. His work is also owned by private collectors all over the world.
Artist: Richard Allmand Blow (1908 - 1983)
Title: Low Tide
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dates: 1925 - 1959
Dimensions: 8 in. x 12 in.
Signature/Inscription: B; Front - Upper right
Accession Number: A1959.25.3
Credit: Gift of the Artist