Edward Sotello Abstract Watercolor 1970 P2736
A lively and appealing watercolor. Signed by the artist and captioned by him "Painted at YHS 1970". And is it totally abstract? We discern three red figures at the center of the composition mostly overlaid by the riot of shapes and colors.
Measures 15" x 19", and the board it is mounted on is 20" x 24".
Mr Sotello is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University where he earned an MA with an emphasis on drawing and painting the human figure. He received his BFA from the University of Denver. There he studied ceramics and completed academic courses. At the University of Redlands he completed his secondary credential. As an undergraduate at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles he took courses in life drawing, watercolors and oils. He studied ceramics under Jim Stewart at Valley College, San Bernardino.
He taught high school students art at Yucaipa High School for 33 years, has taught drawing at Valley College, San Bernardino, painting at Crafton Hills, Yucaipa, and watercolor at UCR Extension. At Patton State Hospital patients learned art and crafts under his supervision. Among his awards are a first in both watercolor painting and oils at the Bakersfield Art Festival, third place for painting at Riverside Art Museum, first at the MMM Show for acrylics. Also an Excellent Award for oils at the MMM Show at RAA.