Three young men near a lake
Jason Schoener (1919-1997) came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of American artist William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Starting in 1939, Jason spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Maine, where he studied art with his uncle.
In 1941 Schoener graduated from the Cleveland Institute School of Art. He then spent a year at the School of Architecture at Western Reserve University. He enrolled in the U.S. Naval Reserve at Northwestern University and was commissioned as an ensign in 1944. After the war, Jason began his teaching career at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute School of Arts in Utica, NY while also earning a master’s degree from Columbia. In 1951 Mr. Schoener married Virginia Worley, and moved to California where he served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts.
Jason travelled and taught while continuing his own work. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery in New York.
This work is a watercolor on paper depicted three young men at leisure in the shores of the San Francisco Bay.
Measures 14″ x 21″ sight size, and 22.25″ x 28.75″ x 2″ overall including a framing.