Edmond J. Fitzgerald Charcoal Drawings, Mid-20th Century
Edmond James Fitzgerald (American, 1912 – 1989)
Untitled (figural and seascape), mid-20th century
Four charcoal drawings with graphite on laid and transparent paper
Initialed to the lower margin
Drawing on laid paper is double-sided
From the artist’s estate.
Renowned for his sea-landscape, landscape, portrait, and genre paintings, Edmond J. Fitzgerald is prolific in a wide range of mediums including oil, watercolor, and charcoal. He is considered active in Washington, Seattle, New York, and Cincinnati. Fitzgerald grew up in the Seattle area, graduated from The California School of Fine Arts, and as a young man participated in a U.S. Geological Survey Expedition to Alaska. He is known for his love of painting the outdoors. A Naval officer during World War II, he later continued many years in the Naval Reserves, with many naval art assignments.
- heavy toning, creasing, yellowing, and tearing throughout all paper; transparent sheets have brittle, yellow tape to the edges; smudging to charcoal; all paper is fragile and is susceptible to tearing.
- largest measures; smallest measures 23" W x 15" H.