George Albert Harris first pursued a career in music before turning to fine art. I can’t tell you any more about his days in music — if anyone can, they’re not spilling on an easily found website. Harris was one of the youngest artists to work on the Coit Tower murals. I admit to not having heard of Coit Tower before this project. Definitely a must-see next time I’m in the Bay area (if it’s open).
While Harris is considered to be an abstractionist and a modernist, I dig this piece called When, which reminds me a bit of the metaphysicists (is that what they were called? You know, artists who worked in the metaphysical genre). I know. It is abstract. But isn’t it just a little metaphysical?
Harris painted one post office mural: Farm Life in Woodland, California.