123 Arizona Landscape

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 13:07UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD
Arizona Landscape
Artist: Borg, Carl OscarDate of Birth: 1879-1947
Medium: Watercolor and Gouache
Dimensions: 10 x 13 3/4 inches
Signed: Signed lower right

Carl Oscar Borg was one of HollywoodÕs first art directors, often working with silent adventure star Douglas Fairbanks to create a ÒlookÓ for adaptations of Robin Hood, Sinbad and The Three Musketeers. Beyond the silver screen, Swedish-born Borg was a gifted painter who learned his craft from William Wendt and was sponsored in his studies by Phoebe Hearst. Settling in Santa Barbara, Borg became fast friends with Edward Borein and the two often traveled together throughout the Southwest, sketching and painting what he called the Òwilderness of color and formÓ there. In Arizona Landscape, Borg uses watercolor to give the scene its definition while adding gouache highlights to suggest the red and pink sand in the sandstone and the pale green sage in the sagebrush.