Green tonal fish relief wall sculpture. It is framed in a green frame with a thin gold rim. the work is signed by the artist.
Nathaniel Choate (1899-1965) was an American painter and sculptor who served as vice president of the National Sculpture Society. Choate worked with varied materials, including aluminum, bronze, marble, and onyx. He regularly showcased his work at the National Academy of Design in New York City and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The National Academy of Design elected him an affiliated academician in 1955. In 1961, the Society of Medalists issued their 64th medallion in his honor. Choate also possessed the National Advertising Award from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. In 1937, the Architectural League of New York awarded Choate their gold medal for design and craftsmanship in stone carving. Conferring the award, the society noted his "excellence in the craft of stone carving and design". The honor earned Choate sculpting commissions to craft a bas-relief for the Federal Building's doors at the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows and a relief for the U.S. Post Office in Pitman, NJ. A New Deal grant from the U.S. Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts funded his design of the post office's "Four Winds" relief.
H 17.25 in. x W 9.25 in. x D 1.25 in.