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Beautifully executed watercolor of vintage steam locomotive plowing through the snow covered train tracks. Exceptional detail and colors. Saunders is a highly listed artist best known for his train/locomotive scenes. See images below
The Milwaukee Road; The Hiawatha. Signed and dated "F Wenderoth Saunders '81" l.r. Watercolor on paper, sight size 18 x 26 in., UNframed. Nicely matted as shown in image above.... Condition: Excellent.
Francis Wenderoth Saunders began his art training at what is now called the Massachusetts School of Art. He received an A.B. in 1924, an A.M. in 1926 and an Ed.M. in 1934 in Fine Arts from Harvard. In 1925, he received a fellowship from Harvard and spent the year traveling and drawing in Europe. In addition, he studied painting for two summers with Professor Allen Philbrick at the Chicago Art Institute.