Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction

Whittemore, Margaret - color block print, poor

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Start price: $25

Estimated price: $50 - $75

Buyer's premium: 10%

"John Brown, Osawatomie" is an original color wood block print by (and siged by) Margaret Whittemore (1897-1983) and was part of a series of prints depicting Kansas landmarks for the Works Progress Administration museum extension program, The visible part of the image measures 9.5×4.75, a portion of printed image is under mat, condition unknown and 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: poor, over all toning, portion of print image is matted over