Richard Jansen, watercolor Key West Art Gallery

Jansen, from Milwaukee, was in Key West in 1934 working as an artist for the Florida Emergency Relief Administration and the Key West Artists Program. When Jansen’s murals were hung at Raul’s Night Club the Key West Citizen, March 9, 1935, noted, “The group of murals done by Jansen treat the cocktail hour in abstraction, and are considered unusually interesting and well executed. While many of the panels deal with the abstract of the cocktail hour, others present…life in Key West…He has exhibited in most of the leading watercolor shows and several times in the International Watercolor Rotating Show. His work hangs in private collections in Chicago and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Michigan. His work has been reproduced in Fortune Magazine.” Education: Layton Art School, Milwaukee; Art Students League, NYC. Exhibits: Key West Art Gallery, Caroline Lowe House, February 1935; Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel, with other Key West artists, March 1935, watercolor, Corner of a Court Yard; Raul’s Night Club, Key West, March 1935, abstract murals; Key West Paintings by 12 Key West Artists, toured the nation, 1936, watercolors, Pink House with Green Windows, Happy Days Bar, The Art Gallery; Marie Harriman Galleries.

 

Richard Jansen, watercolor, Evening Key West

 

 

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