Alfred C. Ybarra (1905 – 2001) Double-sided Watercolor dated 1951 Stormy Desert Skies: Two Views P660

Large works by artist and art director Al Ybarra dated 1951, and measuring 22 x 30. The beautiful desert sky in both pictures is striking and vivid.. Both sides are pretty darn amazing: one shows twin outcroppings of rock with a cluster of houses nested between them. These seem to us to be of a Mexican landscape, perhaps in the state of Durango, a favorite location for many of the John Wayne movies on which Ybarra worked.

Born in Los Angeles, CA on March 26, 1905. Ybarra first worked in an architecture firm in New York City before opting for an art career. After a brief art study in Europe, he returned to Los Angeles in the mid-1930s. He found work in the art department at Warner Bros where he became an art director. He died in San Diego, CA on March 25, 2001. Member: NY WC Club. Exh: Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1935-44; Webb Gallery (LA), 1937; GGIE, 1939; LACMA, 1942; Third Street Gallery (LA), 1950.

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