Monday, May 8, 2017
New Deal Shellfish Art (3/5): "Lobsterman"
Above: "Lobsterman," a watercolor painting by George Shellhase (1895-1988), created while he was in the New Deal's Section of Fine Arts (ca. 1940). Shellhase's New York Times obituary reads, "Mr. Shellhase was born in Philadelphia. He briefly attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Students League in New York. His affectionate and gently comic illustrations of American life appeared in publications like the Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, The New Yorker and The New York Times." Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.