A fine watercolor painting by noted American artist Jake Lee
Though untitled, we are calling this “Tractor in the Barn”.
A nice farm scene with chickens outside a barn.
Dimensions 13.5″ x 10.5″. The distressed frame measures 21″ x 17″.
Signed and dated lower right. Very good condition.
Jake Lee was born in Monterey, California on October 23, 1915 of Chinese parents. As a child Lee began painting scenes of the Chinese communities and the fisherman of Monterey. After graduating from San Jose State College in California, he studied at the Otis Art Institute and with Dong Kingman. His watercolors are a blending of occidental and Oriental techniques.
By the early 1940s he had settled in Los Angeles, where he gave demonstrations at art clubs and taught at Brandes Art Institute. He died in Los Angeles on September 13, 1991.