McNaught Fine Art
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(American, 1882-1962)


Watercolor on Paper

16 x 23 Inches
Signed and Dated Lower Right 'Sessions 39'

James Milton Sessions was born in Rome in 1882 and first studied at the Art Institute of Chicago.  During a long and successful career as a watercolorist, he exhibited throughout the United States and was awarded numerous medals and prizes.  Who Was Who in American Art describes him as a “master watercolorist” and he is certainly now considered in the first rank of 20th century American watercolorists.  Many of his hunting and marine paintings were reproduced in print form by the New York Graphic Society. Sessions’ work may be found in the permanent collections of numerous American museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Art, Milwaukee, The Museum of Fine Arts, Cleveland.  We are pleased to offer an exceptional marine painting which shows all the freshness and verve for which Sessions is justly famous.

Ref: Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. III, p. 2977; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2003/4 Edition, p. 2133; American Artists: Signatures and Monograms 1800-1989, Castagno, p. 619;;;; et al.



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