The American artist is a renowned professional, one of the few women to come to Oman during the early years of that country’s development and record the changing scenes of daily life. This notebook is often purchased as a welcoming gift for new residents or to be used as a guest book.
A unique concept of historical watercolour sketches of Oman from the early 1950s, presented in this spiral note book, allows the visitor to make and record their own observations as they travel the country.
A graduate of Pratt institute and Berkshire Summer School of Art, Evelyn Notman Underwood also studied in the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. She was a student of artists Florence Julia Bach, Ernest Watson Philip Elliot and more.
As a professional artist herself, Underwood was at home in all mediums, but her favourite was oil and watercolour and she most enjoyed painting landscapes, still life and portraits.
Her paintings hung in many exhibitions from East Aurora to Paris: Salon des Independents and the Raymond Duncan Gallery in Paris; Ligoa Duncan Gallaries and Lincoln Center’s Cork Gallery in New York City; Sheraton Park Plaza for Knox Art Gallery and many more.
Today her works hang in public galleries and private collections.
These paintings were done during her visits to Oman in the 1950s.
Underwood passed away in 1983.