Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction

Whittemore, Margaret - color wood block print, 8x10.

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $150 - $200

Buyer's premium: 10%

"Old Mill, Valley Falls" is an original color wood block print by Margaret Whittemore (1897-1983), signed "Margaret Whittemore" in lower right, and was part of a series of prints depicting Kansas landmarks for the Works Progress Administration museum extension program, The image measures 8×10, is in good condition but has not been examined outside the frame. Whittemore was born September 7, 1897, in Topeka, Kansas, Margaret Whittemore was the daughter of Luther D. Whittemore, a professor of Latin and education at Washburn University, and Frances Davis Whittemore, director of its art department. She earned a degree in 1919 from Washburn University, and studied graphic arts at the Art Institute of Chicago and Taos Art Colony in New Mexico. She developed a reputation as a writer, graphic artist, illustrator, and block printer. Whittemore worked as an artist in the Works Progress Administration museum extension program and created a series of prints depicting Kansas landmarks. She was a member of the Prairie Print Makers, formed in 1930 in Lindsborg, at the studio of artist Birger Sandzén.

Condition: good condition but has not been examined outside the frame.