This is a rare piece from Listed Artist John Liggett Meigs of San Patricio New Mexico as well as Texas and several other places, but he lived and painted widely in NM for over 40 years. As the Bio below tells, one of Meigs strongest draws to New Mexico whs his great Friendship to Peter Hurd. But it is known that not just he, but many artists thru the 50's worked in the Abstract lane of painting and this one is actually a darn good piece of work. It is estate Fresh from a local Albuquerque home and is an intriguing piece for any Mid Century Modern collector and fan of New Mexico artists. A little bio on the artist...
John Liggett Meigs (1916 - 2003). As an adult, at the time of joining the Navy during World War II. Discovered that as a one-year old he had been "kidnapped" by his biological father and his father's mistress, moved from Chicago, and had his name changed to MacMillan. He never saw his biological mother again.
Over the next several years, he and his family moved many times, finally settling in San Antonio, Texas, where Meigs first developed his interest in art, a career that lasted the remainder of his life, but not before many interruptions for various adventures. Following the death of his father, in 1931, Meigs and his foster mother moved to California, where he eventually attended the University of Redlands. He then served in the Navy and following his discharge, lived in Florida for a couple years and established a lounge still in existence as the Trade Winds Tropical Lounge. After their keeping in touch for a couple years, Hurd invited Meigs to come to New Mexico and assist with a planned mural, though that project got interrupted by circumstances which took Meigs to France for a year. When Meigs settled in San Patricio, he bought a small, old adobe house, which, over the next forty years, he expanded until it grew to twenty-three rooms; Peter Hurd dubbed it Fort Meigs.His association with Hurd and his wife Henriette flourished, as did Meig's artistic accomplishments and his social connections. In his artistic pursuits, Meigs worked in a variety of mediums, to include oil, watercolor, ink and photography. His subject material was primarily either landscape or architectural. In early 1960, he was commissioned by the Society of California Pioneers to paint a series of watercolors of Victorian homes in San Francisco, those paintings being exhibited at the Society's headquarters in San Francisco in June 1960. In 1997, the Honolulu Academy of Arts hosted an exhibit of aloha shirts with his designs from the late 1930s and 1940s. His art, to include his aloha shirts, is in private, corporate and academic collections. The item "RARE FINE WATERCOLOR ABSTRACT PAINTING JOHN L MEGIS 1950's PETER HURD CONTEMPOR" is in sale since Friday, December 6, 2019.
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