Wonderful mid-century abstract landscape. Painting has a beautiful composition with expert use of color and texture. Framed in a simple natural wood with raw linen matting.
A twentieth century Texas painter, print maker and illustrator, William Kolliker moved from his native country of Switzerland to New York City at the age of sixteen. He began working as an illustrator for such newspapers as the New York American, the Baltimore News & American and the New York Evening Graphic while completing his art studies at the Art Students League of New York and at the National Academy of Design. Later, William Kolliker assumed the post of art director and editor of The American Weekly, and remained in that position for a period of twenty-five years. William Kolliker moved to El Paso, Texas, around 1955, first accepting the post of art director of White & Shuford Advertising. By 1970, however, he had resigned to dedicate all his efforts to creative painting and printmaking. William Kolliker was a regular exhibitor at the Annual Texas Artists Exhibition and was an influential art instructor at the El Paso Museum of Art. In 1963 the city of El Paso presented William Kolliker with its Conquistador Award. Along with his considerable work as an artist, William Kolliker was an avid collector of Pre-Columbian art and artifacts. His collection is now housed at the International Museum of Art, El Paso.
H 26.5 in. x W 38.5 in. x D 1 in.