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- HENRY GASSER: (1909-1981) Photo "Old Steps With Figure" Italy Ca 1950 Framed
HENRY GASSER: (1909-1981) Photo "Old Steps With Figure" Italy Ca 1950 Framed
HENRY GASSER (1909-1981)
Painter, lecturer, teacher, illustrator and author, Henry Gasser was born in Newark, NewJersey on Oct. 31,1909. He lived, studied and worked in New Jersey for hisentire life. A Master at watercolor and oil his work consisted of, in his ownwords, "everyday subjects that are available to most of us-street scenes,back yards, trees, old houses, etc I looked for them in front of houses, inbackyards, public parks, and elsewhere". He also painted numerous harborand fishing village scenes. His work demonstrated a sense of place and feelingthat most could identify with. He often "exhausted a subject" whichbecomes evident when viewing the body of his work for many of his paintings arejust slight variations of previously completed compositions. His Paintings alsocontain a great deal of what he called "solitary silence" created bychosen subject matter such as a "Coming Storm", "Night in thePark", "Shadows"... He felt that Design was very important andmeant the difference between a mediocre work and a truly professional one. Itis here where Gasser excelled, his work demonstrates a sense of compositionthat gained wide spread appreciation for his work.