Joseph "Joe" KnowlesListed WA State Artist Etching with Hand Colored Highlights of Indian ChiefWonderful and RARE hand colored etching with actual painted highlights (not a painting) by well listed artist Joseph Edward “Joe” Knowles (b. 1869 d. 1942) I’ve seen etchings before in black and white by this artist but this one is RARE with hand colored highlights and guaranteed to be authentic by the artist himself. Overall the etching is clear and free from stains or damage other than normal tanning of paper around the edges from age and it’s housed in its original 19 th to early 20 th century wooden frame and covered over by glass which has protected the piece well over the many years. The subject matter doesn’t get any better than this! Frame itself measures 10 inches tall x 8 ½ wide. Etching measures approximately 6 ½ tall x 5 inches wide. Biography courtesy of Painter, Etcher, Sailor, Author, Adventurer, Joseph Knowles was a self -taught artist born and raised in Maine. At the age of 13 he signed on a sailing ship and served two enlistments at sea.
In 1917 Knowles settled in Seaview Washington,where he maintained his studio,and authored and illustrated his book "Alone in the Wilderness". In 1925 he was commissioned by the Monticello Hotel in Longview Washington to do 46 paintings depicting ... read more