Space For Vera (Watercolor No. 7)
1942
22" x 30"
Framed: 22.75" x 30.75"
Painting, watercolor on paper
signed and dated lower right
titled and dated verso
Space For Vera, dated March 31 1942 and dedicated to his wife Vera, was completed near the formal end of the Transcendental Painting Group, as Jonson began steps for formal dissolution of the group in October of 1942.

About the Artist
(1891 - 1982)
In 1938, Raymond Jonson co-founded the Transcendental Painting Group, a group of painters whose vision was to advance spirituality in art through the creation of non-objective work. As a professor of art at the University of New Mexico, Jonson’s vision inspired such renowned artists as Richard Diebenkorn and Agnes Martin. In 1950, he founded the Jonson Gallery at UNM, the only space in the southwest where abstract and non-representational works were being exhibited.

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