ROBERT BENJAMIN NORRIS Oil on Board Painting, Underwater Scene
ROBERT BENJAMIN NORRIS Oil on Board Painting, Underwater Scene ROBERT BENJAMIN NORRIS Oil on Board Painting, Underwater Scene ROBERT BENJAMIN NORRIS Oil on Board Painting, Underwater Scene

ROBERT BENJAMIN NORRIS Oil on Board Painting, Underwater Scene

Ref: A1716
A mid century, abstract oil on board painting of the sea and marine life as seen underwater.

Norris was born in California. He won a fellowship at the Fogg Museum (Harvard University) and also studied at the Sorbonne (Paris). He was an active artist in the California Watercolor School. He worked with landscape artist Thomas Craig (1906-69) who encouraged him to take a teaching position at a boys school in Honolulu, where he was also a department chair at the University of Hawaii (1945-55). In 1955 he received a Fulbright professorship to Japan. Norris retired in 1975.
MAKER
Robert Benjamin Norris (American, 1910-2006)
MARKS 
Signed (lower right): Norris '62; (on reverse) Marine/ Aug. 1962/ cat. no. 197.
DATE
Dated 1962
DIMENSIONS
Width 19 Depth 2 Height 37 in.
Sight: Width 17.75 Height 36 in.
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