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M. Lee Stone Fine Prints, Inc.

Women Printmakers

1930-1960

AN EXHIBITION

We are pleased to present a representative group of American women printmakers whose work spans an historic period in the graphic arts.

Women printmakers in the early 20th century were usually relegated to a lower position then their male counterparts. However during the Great Depression and the coming of the WPA's Graphic Arts Division of the Federal Arts Project women finally came into own. Women were added to the rolls as equals and were paid the same as men, were as adept in their designs and so they began to thrive.

Many of these women, whether they were on the project or on their own, became important printmakers e.g. Peggy Bacon, Isabel Bishop, Lucienne Bloch, Elizabeth Catlett, Minna Citron and many others.

Important references include, Paths to the Press, PRINTMAKING AND AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS, 1910 – 1960, Elizabeth G. Seaton.
AMERICAN WOMEN AT WORK, Prints by Women Artists of the Nineteen Thirties , Mary Francey.



The Promenade Deck by Bacon, Peggy
Bacon, Peggy (1895-1988)
The Promenade Deck, 1924
Street Patterns,  by Abelman, Ida
Abelman, Ida (1910-2002)
Street Patterns, , 1937
Post Haste by Bacon, Peggy
Bacon, Peggy (1895-1988)
Post Haste, c. 1935
Speaking Of Children (PTA Friends) by Bacon, Peggy
Bacon, Peggy (1895-1988)
Speaking Of Children (PTA Friends), 1933
In The Bus by Bishop, Isabel
Bishop, Isabel (1902-1988)
In The Bus, 1947.
Buick Plant by Bloch, Lucienne
Bloch, Lucienne (1909-1999)
Buick Plant, 1932
Exchange Place, NYC by Blumenshein, Helen Green
Blumenshein, Helen Green (1909-1989)
Exchange Place, NYC, 1935
The Welder by Bostick, Margot (Holt)
Bostick, Margot (Holt) (b. 1912)
The Welder, 1943
Rumor by Boyer, Helen King
Boyer, Helen King (1919-2012)
Rumor, 1943
Angriff - Krake & Hummer by Bresslern-Roth, Norbertine von
Bresslern-Roth, Norbertine von (1891-1978)
Angriff - Krake & Hummer, 1924
Copenhagen by Burroughs, Margaret Taylor
Burroughs, Margaret Taylor (1917-2010)
Copenhagen, 1965
Bread (The Right To Eat) by Catlett, Elizabeth
Catlett, Elizabeth (1915-2012)
Bread (The Right To Eat), 1952
Sharecropper by Catlett, Elizabeth
Catlett, Elizabeth (1915-2012)
Sharecropper, 1952
Coney Island by DeLappe, Pele
DeLappe, Pele (1916-2007)
Coney Island, 1932
An Honest Living by Citron, Minna
Citron, Minna (1896-1991)
An Honest Living, 1934
Dress Circle-Carnagie Hall by Citron, Minna
Citron, Minna (1896-1991)
Dress Circle-Carnagie Hall, 1936
Life Class by Dwight, Mabel
Dwight, Mabel (1876-1955)
Life Class, 1931
Rust Cotton Picker Comes To The South by Shackelford, Shelby
Shackelford, Shelby (1899-1987)
Rust Cotton Picker Comes To The South, 1936
Progress by Gag, Wanda
Gag, Wanda (1893-1946)
Progress, 1936
Forest, The by Haas, Hildegarde
Haas, Hildegarde (1926-2002)
Forest, The, 1948
1934 General Strike by Gilbert, Louise
Gilbert, Louise (1913-2005)
1934 General Strike, 1947
Top Of The Shaft by Helfond, Riva
Helfond, Riva ((1910-2002))
Top Of The Shaft, 1939
Isometric Architect by Heller, Helen West (1885-1955)
Heller, Helen West (1885-1955) (1885-1955)
Isometric Architect, 1941
Cider Press by Heller, Helen West
Heller, Helen West (1870-1955)
Cider Press, 1939.
News - Pulp by Heller, Helen West (1885-1955)
Heller, Helen West (1885-1955) (1885-1955)
News - Pulp, 1945
Aspens,  by Kavaler, Elizabeth
Kavaler, Elizabeth (c.1940)
Aspens, , c.1960
Eve Of The Green Corn Ceremony - Domingo Pueblo by Kloss, Gene
Kloss, Gene (1903-1996)
Eve Of The Green Corn Ceremony - Domingo Pueblo, 1934
Wet and Windy by Lewis, Jeannette Maxfield
Lewis, Jeannette Maxfield (1894-1994)
Wet and Windy, 1952.
Spectators by Mandelman, Beatrice M.
Mandelman, Beatrice M. (1912-1998)
Spectators, 1938
Early Morning by Lurie, Nan
Lurie, Nan (1910-1980)
Early Morning, c.1936.
The Flies At Minsky's by Markham, Kyra
Markham, Kyra (1891-1967)
The Flies At Minsky's, 1936
Afternoon Bridge by Meyer, Esther C.
Meyer, Esther C. (1897-2000)
Afternoon Bridge, c.1935.
Shoutin' Sister by McVeigh, Blanche
McVeigh, Blanche (1895-1970)
Shoutin' Sister, 1945
Triangle by Norton, Elizabeth
Norton, Elizabeth (1887-1985)
Triangle, 1931
Siamese Cats by Norton, Elizabeth
Norton, Elizabeth (1887-1985)
Siamese Cats, 1935
Artichoke Picker Near Half Moon Bay by Packard, Emmy Lou
Packard, Emmy Lou (1914-2000)
Artichoke Picker Near Half Moon Bay, 1960
Miss Manchester's Musical Program For Homeless Men by Olds, Elizabeth
Olds, Elizabeth (1896-1991)
Miss Manchester's Musical Program For Homeless Men, 1934
Submarine Tender by Rackley, Mildred
Rackley, Mildred (1906-1992)
Submarine Tender, 1943
The Ole Ark's a Moverin', (Noah's Ark) by Rose, Ruth Starr
Rose, Ruth Starr (1887-1965)
The Ole Ark's a Moverin', (Noah's Ark), 1938-39
Rose, Ruth Starr (1887-1965)
"Southern Farm", c.1940s