Item .09 - Southern Cross by Sherman Lawson

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Southern Cross by Sherman Lawson

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painted by Sherman Lawson

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CA GMA MG600-.09

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  • ca 1920 - 1940 (Creation)

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35.5 x 25.5 cm (view) and 39 x 29 cm (framed)

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Painted by Sherman Lawson in the middle 1920's to 1940. Owned by Marjorie Small who donated it to the Grand Manan Historical Society to be added to their permanent Art Collection July 2007.

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This item is an original watercolor by Sherman Lawson. It is framed in a manufactured frame painted white with glass. The painting is a view from the shore looking out at the rock formation The Southern Cross. There is a three-masted boat in full sail on the water and the cliffs are in the foreground. The sky is yellows and blues and pink of a sunset. There are some water stains on the painting. No signature is visible.

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Sherman Lawson (1870-1944) born on Grand Manan, studied only with Wesley Griffin (a famous Grand Manan Artist), devoted most of his efforts to watercolors. Source: The booklet The Grand Manan Bicentennial Art Show August 10-14, 1984, by Wade Reppert, President.

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Stored in the vault at the Grand Manan Archives on the Art Storage Unit : Stack 3 ; Shelf 2 ; < side A

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