Stanley Wood, watercolor, Ginger Plant, Key West

Stanley Wood was a member of the Key West Public Works Art Project 1934-1935. A graduate of the Philadelphia School of Architecture, in May of 1934 when the Key West City Council declared a financial emergency and requested Florida State assistance, he and Avery Johnson were the first artists to come to Key West at the request Julius Stone, Federal Emergency Relief Administrator, to do a pictorial inventory of the city. More than 100 of these painting, showing the architecture of the city and its flora, both wild and cultivated, were exhibited in Jacksonville to the acclaim of thousands of visitors, before being returned to Key West. Wood was an instructor in art at the Allied Expeditionary Force University in France and had been teaching a landscape class at the California College of Fine Arts when he was called to Key West. His paintings had hung in the Brooklyn Museum, Cleveland Museum, Mills College, and the San Francisco Palace of Fine Art. He was a frequent art contributor to Fortune Magazine. Born: September 12, 1894, Bordentown, New Jersey. Education: Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, 1912-1916; Philadelphia School of Architecture. Exhibits: San Francisco Art Association, 1924, Gold Medal, watercolors; Santa Cruz Art Association, first prize, watercolor, 1926; California Society of Etchers, first prize etching, 1927; Bremmer Award, San Francisco Art Association, tempera, 1930; Key West Chamber of Commerce, with Avery Johnson, August-September 1934; Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel, with other Key West artists, March 1935, watercolor, Tropical Flowers (yellow alamander). 

 

Stanley Wood, watercolor, Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas

 

 

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