Original watercolor painting by Gerald Collins Gleeson (American, California, 1915-1986). This painting measures 19" by 24" (32" by 36" in its period frame). It is signed l.l. "Gleeson", and titled "Pres de Rue D'Assas". It is also inscribed on the reverse in the artist's hand-writing: "Gerald Collins Gleeson, 1329 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, Calif, "Pres de Rue D'Assas", Painted in Paris, France, Winter 1956".
Gerald Gleeson studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, at the Mexico City College, at the California College of Arts and Crafts, and with Jerry Farnsworth. He settled in Berkeley, CA after WWII. He is known for his bright watercolors, mainly of California subjects, although he spent time in Europe in the fifties, painting in Paris, in Amsterdam and in Italy. His works are in the collection of the Oakland Museum, the RISD Museum, the Salmagundi Club, the San Diego Museum, the Tampa Museum, etc.