Entitled From Helen Turner's Porch, this 1954 watercolor on paper sketch of Gardner's Meeting is by the artist Ruth Brown Kroscher (1893-1986) who was a Chicago artist, teacher, and botanist. She studied at Northwestern University and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and taught art in Wisconsin until 1919. She lectured on and wrote a book about roses with her husband's photography that is still unpublished. Throughout her life, Ruth was eager to learn in both classroom and informal settings.
July 1954 Watercolor on Paper 15"x18.75" framed, 12"x15.75" unframed
Initialed, dated and titled lower right. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary maple wood frame using archival matting and spacers behind conservation clear glass.