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Low Tide

A1959.25.3

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

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1959.25.3

Credit: Gift of the Artist

Tags: 20th century, blow, boat, mountains, painting, pier, tide, water, watercolor, works on paper