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Picacho Peak

Gerry Peirce

About The Picacho Peak

These etheral mists lend a sense of mystery to this southern Arizona landmark situated between Phoenix and Tucson, near Highway 10.

"Picacho Peak and the surrounding park is known for its unique geological significance, oustanding and varied desert growth and historical importance.  The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times.  One of the first recordings was in the 1700's by the Anza Expedition as it passed through the area."  information appropriated from www.desertusa.com

 

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Gallery Price $3,500.00

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These etheral mists lend a sense of mystery to this southern Arizona landmark situated between Phoenix and Tucson, near Highway 10.

"Picacho Peak and the surrounding park is known for its unique geological significance, oustanding and varied desert growth and historical importance.  The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times.  One of the first recordings was in the 1700's by the Anza Expedition as it passed through the area."  information appropriated from www.desertusa.com

 

About the Artist

(1900-1969, American) This Tucson artist studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and at the Art Students League in New York.

A painter, an etcher, an illustrator, writer, teacher and lecturer, he wrote How Percival Caught the Tiger (1936) and How Percival Caught the Python (1937) as well as Painting the Southwest Landscape (1961).  He illustrated Plants of Sun and Sand (1939).

Peirce taught at the Gerry Peirce School in Tucson, Arizona.

His art resides in the Josyln Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name a few institutions.

Medium Watercolor on paper
Sight size 21" height X 28 1/2" width
Frame 8 ply mat, regular glass, birch wood molding (custom frame)
Frame size 39" height X 45 7/8" width
Signed "Gerry Peirce" at viewer's lower right in black ink
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance PV 18
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