Signed, framed, original 1962 Charles Culver watercolor painting of a red, white and blue catfish against a gray background. The painting has been verified as authentic by a Culver family member, who also informed the owner that the symbol next to the signature stands for the year 1962. The size of the visible image is about 12-3/4" x 8-3/8", and the frame size is about 23" x 19-1/4". This item is selling in as-found condition - the backing is torn, and the frame is dirty and worn. The image is a little wavy, but that is not uncommon for watercolors. The image is sharp and appears to be unfaded.
Charles Beecher Culver (1908-1967) was born in Illinois and lived in Illinois and Michigan. He worked in Detroit as a commercial artist at Chevrolet Studios in the General Motors Building and taught for 10 years at Arts and Crafts (later the Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design). Culver's work was exhibited at 25 solo shows in the Detroit area and was known for his paintings of landscapes and animals.