The Approach

THE APPROACH” BY RICHARD FELDEN SIGNED ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR

Highlight:

  • Vintage from before 2000
  • Height: 15 inches
  • Width: 30 inches

Description:

Here is an original, signed impressionist watercolor that captures your need to break out of this period of sheltering in place and play a round of golf or two. Add it to your collection, it looks great on your wall at home.

This amazing artwork was created by Richard Felden, Who was an accomplished commercial artist, he was passionate about painting. Mr. Felden was born and raised in Niles, Mich. He received a scholarship to the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, Mass., where he studied in 1939 and 1940. The school, founded by Charles Hawthorne is known as the Cape Cod School of Art. Mr. Felden’s watercolors of nature scenes, include flecks of color which give a sense of life and motion.

In notes he prepared for a Web site showing some of his art, Mr. Felden referred to his belief that people “react more readily to color [than] to definite lines and form.” He said the challenge of his work had been to capture “the `blur of color’ we associate with movement.” In 1940, Mr. Felden was an instructor at the defunct Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.

While teaching art, Mr. Felden also worked as a commercial artist for Chicago advertising agencies. In the early 1950s, he opened Dick Felden & Associates, on Michigan Avenue. He worked as a commercial artist and graphic designer until his retirement in the early 1990s.