Jon Berg Fine Art
WILFRID BERG (1908-2002) circa 1940's watercolor painting of North African scene by noted Michigan artist

WILFRID BERG (1908-2002) circa 1940's watercolor painting of North African scene by noted Michigan artist


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Watercolor: Pre 1950: Item # 1423020

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Finely rendered watercolor painting of a scene of North Africa, likely Tunisia, Algeria or Morocco, signed at lower right in red by listed American artist WILFRID "Wally" BERG (1908-2002). A boy in the foreground in local clothing watches over a herd of grazing sheep, as sun-washed old buildings and mosque fill the background. The work measures 17" by 22" (25 1/2" by 29 1/4" framed). Berg was born in Michigan into a large family. He showed early promise as an artist, while roving the countryside and dunes of western Michigan. Study followed at the Ringling School in Sarasota, Florida. During World War II, he served in North Africa, and it is during this period that the work was probably created. Later in life he became locally beloved for his sensitive depictions of the western Michigan landscape. He created murals for schools and museums, and dioramas which are installed at the Muskegon County Museum. **NOTE THAT ALL PHOTOS WERE TAKEN THROUGH GLASS TAPED FOR SHIPPING (accounting for all the horizontal streaks). CONDITION OF ART ITSELF IS EXCELLENT**.
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