Rare Art Nouveau Studies By Cincinnati Artist
Rare Art Nouveau Studies by Cincinnati Artist Harry Bridwell (1861-1930)
A group of three works, each in watercolor and heavily inked. Three busts, framed in art nouveau designs and well executed, the largest 16 x 8.5 in.
Bridwell was a decorator, artist and designer in Cincinnati during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is the first Cowan's has offered of his work. Cincinnati was a thriving artist community during this time period, and many important art nouveau movements were taking place there. For instance, Rookwood pottery, largely considered one of the first major movements in art pottery, hired many artists as decorators. Jewelers in Cincinnati were also putting out avant garde molds.