For sale is a beautiful original miniature watercolor painting by Michigan artist, Robert De Geus. "Wildflower (Lady Slipper)" is a very nice portrait of a beautiful Lady Slipper. The painting measures 3 1/2" x 1 3/4" and the modern gold frame is 7" x 5".
Robert "Bob" de Geus
Bob was born in Eaton Rapids, MI., Sept 16, 1924. He graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in the class of 1942 and spent three years in the U.S. Naval Service during WWII, one of those years attached to the Fifth Marine Division, FMF. He survived the Battle of Iwo Jima and after wounds healed, he returned to the Navy until mustered out after the end of the War. Bob is an MSU alumnus, class of 1950 and taught in the Coopersville Area Public Schools for 30 years and spent most of his retirement years as a watercolorist, pedaling his paintings at Michigan Art Fairs and enjoying success at International Miniature Shows. The small town and surrounding Coopersville area was a wonderful place to raise a family. The churches, schools, merchants, professionals, government officials and citizens have made Bob proud to call this place home. He passed on September 7, 2011.