This an amazing Original Lewis Suzuki San Francisco’s Watercolor Painting.
Framed size is 24 1/2 x 20 3/4. image size is 20 3/4 x 14
An amazing find that came from a studio arts dept. collection in Culver City CA.
This is an imaginative watercolor painting of the famous Powell and Hyde cable car in San francisco circa 1967. It was done as an impressionist style and is reminiscent of Picasso. It was taken from an old worn frame and placed into a modern used frame and new matte. The painting is signed lower left L Suzuki with the symbol of his stamp. The back cover is from the original painting and has his original business card attached.
On the back of the new matte is a piece of the old matte cut out with his authentic stamp. He led quite a full and colorful life! “With more than 30 family, friends, and family of friends in attendance, we had four services at his home in Berkeley, Calif., where he died,” his son Masao said in a Facebook post. “The first was a Japanese American Buddhist (Jodo Shinshu) service, the second was the singing of the ‘Internationale’ in Tagalog and English, the third was a Vietnamese service, and finally a Catholic rosary, reflecting the beliefs of his friends and family.” An important figure in the watercolor movement known as the “California Style,” Suzuki once said, “I feel that art has a place in enriching the life of humanity … Through my art, I try to strengthen that part of culture. And I feel that the arts should project the future of human society. To me, it cannot be non-objective or abstract in that sense.” Noted artist and peace activist Iwao Lewis Suzuki passed away on January 24, 2016 at the age of 95.