Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction

Whittemore, Margaret - color wood block print, good

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $150 - $200

Buyer's premium: 10%

"Early Capitol, Lecompton, " is an original color wood block print 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 image measures 7.5×9.55 and portion of print image is under mat 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: good