We adore this, its fantasy, and feeling. 1940s, probably. 23.5 x 19 image, with frame 30 x 24.
Art Kerrick was born in Park Rapids, MN in 1901. He was educated at the Minneapolis School of Art and the Art Students League in New York. By the 1930s, Kerrick had exhibited his work at several major institutions, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Kansas City Art Institute.
Kerrick was employed on one of the more unusual tasks of the WPA. In 1937, he and eleven other artists from across the US were sent to the Alaska territory by the project to paint the wilderness landscapes characteristic of the area.
When the Walker Art Center School opened in 1940, Kerrick was one of its first instructors. In the years following the Depression, he became a popular instructor in the Twin Cities and Wisconsin. He was one of the founders of the Minnetonka Art Center in Minnesota.