Yosemite National Park
1967 Watercolor


Olof Dahlstrand

Entitled Yosemite National Park, this illustrative 1967 watercolor of Yosemite's Half Dome is by Olof Dahlstrand (1916-2014) who joined Carmel Art Association in 1984. Dahlstrand (1916-2014) received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 1939. He is considered a canonical figure in the conception and execution of significant works of the golden age of California Modernism. As a fine artist, he drew and painted throughout his life and then continuously after he retired in 1984. Exhibition highlights include: Milwaukee Art Institute, San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art. He joined the Carmel Art Association in 1984. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees for Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art. An avid outdoorsman and explorer of rural California, much of his work skillfully captures the natural beauty of the West Coast with a stunning sense of realism and accuracy. Late in life he turned to abstraction, and his compositions reflect an architect’s interest in geometry and order.

May 1967
Watercolor on Paper
14"x19 unframed; 22.5"x25.5" framed

Signed on the lower left. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with maple finish, using standard archival matting behind conservation glass.