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Walton Blodgett watercolor painting - Snow Drifts

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Snow Drifts - Walton Blodgett (American, 1907-1963), original watercolor painting. Circa: mid 20th century. Size: 12 inches x 14.5 inches. Signed in lower left. A dramatic image by this WPA era Vermont artist, with contrasting shadows set against a snowy field and with a silhouetted skyline of the Green Mountains in the background. Walton Blodgett received his artistic training in New York City at the Grand Central School of Art, and later with George Luks. His earliest works were stark depictions of New York City skyscrapers. During the summers of 1928-30, he studied with George Pierce Ennis in Maine, and it was then that he developed his interest in watercolors and landscapes. In 1936, he was employed by the U.S. government to paint in Key West, Florida. In 1941, he relocated to Stowe, Vermont, where he was able to pursue his interest in depicting the natural beauty of that state. He died in Stowe in 1963.