El Meyer (1910-2001) Painting
About El Meyer (1910-2001) Painting
EL MEYER (1910-2001)
As a long time resident of Sonoma County, watercolorist El Meyer painted the diverse landscape of Northern California with economy and with compelling compositional interest.
His vivid impressions, painted mostly on the spot, won many awards. His work was included in exhibitions of the American Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the Society of Western Artists, to name just a few.
He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1910 and moved to California at an early age. For many years he worked as a graphic artist in San Francisco and Tucson. He enrolled in evening art classes and studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco Art Institute). His interest in watercolor painting led him to enroll in the landscape classes of Eliot O'Hara. After that, Meyer has attended the workshops of Rex Brandt, Millard Sheets, Robert E. Wood, Tom Hill and other well-known watercolorists. In these workshops he saw that good brushwork quickly put in place results in clarity and transparency of color, which along with composition contribute highly to the success of a painting.
El Meyer authored the book Watercolor Painting on Location, published in 1984. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art and in Who's Who in the West. His watercolors are in numerous private collections. He died in December 2001.
“Cast net mending”, c. 1980s
Oil on board, signed lower right
16”h x 12”w, overall is 24” x 19.5”