Biography: Hardie Gramatky, N.A. (1907-1979) Born: Dallas, TX; Studied: Stanford University, Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles); Member: National Academy of Design, New York Water Color Club, American Watercolor Society, California Water Color Society. Hardie Gramatky was raised in Southern California. He studied art with F. Tolles Chamberlin, Clarence Hinkle, Pruett Carter...... read more
"Dad originally called this `The Broad Mississippi' and then changed title later on the back of the painting. He painted it for Fortune Magazine when he went down to cover the Mississippi River floods in 1937. He described this spot as the `L.S. Levee and River at Hickman' in Kentucky. The painting was exhibited at the Ferargil Gallery in NYC in 1937."
Courtesy of daughter-Linda Gramatky Smith