Vintage BOAT HARBOR Nautical WATERCOLOR PAINTING ~ "Port" ~ SIGNED by Architect Richard B Ferrier
From New Mexico Museum of Art (regarding the Gallery A collection):
"Among the more prominent Taos galleries of the latter part of the 1960s was "Gallery A". It was owned and operated by Frances and Ford Good. While copies of the Goods correspondence to their exhibitors were either not kept, or more likely never made...all of them are listed in rough chronological order, alphabetically as to each artist or sculptor."
- Front - Signed lower right Ferrier
- Back - Hall's Framing Studio Lubbock, Texas || Sticker missing but card is intact for Gallery A Taos, New Mexico : "port" R B Ferrier Watercolor $17.50 (we have another painting by him with the Gallery label)
- Measurements (WxHxD):
- Framed - 10.625 x 7.125 x 0.625 inches
- Viewable painting - 9.5 x 6.125 inches
- Condition: See photos and use zoom to fully evaluate condition. Wood frame has edge wear and paint loss.
About Richard B. Ferrier
Lubbock native Richard B. Ferrier, FAIA (1944-2010), took a degree at Texas Tech University in 1968 and a master's in art from University of Dallas in 1972. He worked as an architect in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and taught at the University of Texas Arlington, where he served as associate dean from 1985-1995. Ferrier wrote the history of architecture for the Boy Scouts of America merit badge book and was noted for his landscape drawings and watercolors. He was a consultant and participated for years as critic in the design charrettes at the Prairie View A and M School of Architecture.
As a musician, Ferrier replaced John Denver as singer in a Lubbock band and was tapped to play guitar behind J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers on "Last Kiss" (uncredited and unpaid). He later recorded with the alt-Country groups RBF and Corduroy Cowboy Company as a singer-songwriter, working in what he called the "progressive country" genre. Born March 29, 1944, he was mourned by students and colleagues at his death from lung cancer on August 5, 2010.
His work is in the permanent drawing collections of the University of Houston, the Frito-Lay Corporation, the American Institute of Architects National Archives in Washington, D.C., and the United States Library of Congress: Architecture Drawing Archives.
Recognitions for his work include ten AIA/Dallas Design Awards, forty-eight AIA/Dallas Drawing Awards, twelve Texas Architect Drawing Awards, twelve Competition Awards from the American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, and First Prize, 1990, in the Compact House National Design Competition. He lectured and served as visiting critic widely and was Juror for numerous design and drawing competitions. He practiced architecture as Richard B. Ferrier, FAIA, and as principal of Firm X, Arlington-Dallas.
He co-edited the Architecture Merit Badge Handbook for the Boy Scouts of America. His work was published in Composite Drawing, Architecture in Perspective, Designing Interiors, Hand Drawn Worlds, Visionary Architecture, Texas Architect, Texas Homes, Texas Business, Interiors, and Architectural Record. He was also a visiting critic and a consultant at the Prairie View A&M School of Architecture for many years.