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Water and Rail

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 22, 2017
Water and Rail painting

This watercolor and gouache painting on paper is titled “Water and Rail” and was made by Minnesota artist Bob Brown in 1937 as part of the WPA Federal Art Project.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this painting in our collections database.