Harry Leith-Ross (1886-1973)

img_0256Harry Leith-Ross (1886-1973). Lobster Trappers, Nova Scotia c.1950’s. Watercolor on paper measures 8 x 11.75 inches; 14 x 17.75 inches framed. Signed lower right. Excellent condition with no fading, foxing or damage.

Birth place: Mauritius (Indian Ocean)

Death place: Pinesville, PA

Addresses: Rowley, MA; Woodstock, NY, 1922-33; New Hope, PA, 1937-

Profession: Landscape painter

Studied: Stanhope Forbes in England; Acad. Julian, Paris, with Jean Paul Laurens, 1909; NAD with C.Y. Turner; ASL with Birge Harrison & J.F. Carlson.

Exhibited: NAD, 1915-42, 1927 (prize), 1944-45; PAFA Ann., 1916, 1922-30, 1933, 1937-52; S. Indp. A., 1917, 1920; Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1919-57 (11 times); CI, 1943-45; AIC, 1914, 1916, 1920-27, 1937; AWCS, 1936, 1937 (prize), 1938-46, 1941 (prize); MMA (AV) 1942; 48 States Comp.; CAFA, 1921 (prize), 1943 (prize); SC, 1915 (prize), 1938 (prize), 1944 (prize), 1946 (prize).

Member: ANA; NA, 1936; CAFA; Audubon Artists; North Shore AA; NYWCC; New Haven PCC; SC; Am. WCS; Phila. WCC; Balt. WCC; Woodstock AA

Work: PAFA; NAD; Phila. WCC; Woodstock AA. Commissions: WPA mural, USPO, Masontown, PA.

Comments: He came to the U.S. from England, in 1935. Preferred medium: watercolor. Auth.: The Landscape Painter’s Manual, 1956, 2nd edition, 1961. Teaching: Adult Sch. Educ., Bound Brook, NJ.