Palatka Ravine Gardens Painting

July 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Ravine Gardens-Palatka

Nationally recognized architect Wm. J. Carpenter was also a watercolor artist of “no mean repute”.  Even while busily engaged in designing state-of-the-art buildings he found time to create many paintings.  This one captured the vivid colors of the azaleas in full bloom in the Palatka Gardens.

     A WPA Project during the Great Depression, the Ravine Gardens in 1939 were declared “the Nation’s outstandiing CWA project).  Mr. Carpenter was one of the very first artists to recognize this naturally landscaped vista and to paint it.  Limited edition prints signed by grandson Jack Carpenter are available from our Gallery


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