Signed W. M. Dawson and dated 5-8-90, this small painting was done in the final months of William Dawson’s life. (He passed away in July of 1990.) In his early 20s, Dawson moved from his native Alabama to Chicago, where he built a career with a produce distribution company. But he never forgot his boyhood years on his grandfather’s horse farm. And, after retiring, when he turned to art, horses were among his favorite subjects — and remained so to the end. Painted when Dawson was 89, this watercolor on paper still exhibits his zest for his subject and for his art. The image area is 14-1/2” X 10-1/2” while the framed size is 22-1/2” X 18-1/2”. Untitled.