Description

    Edith Anne Hamlin (American, 1902-1992)
    Morning on the Rillito, Arizona
    Oil on canvas
    25 x 30 inches (63.5 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed lower right: Edith Hamlin
    Signed, titled, and inscribed on the reverse: Morning on the Rillito / Edith Hamlin / Tucson, Ariz,


    PROVENANCE:
    Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wilputte, New Rochelle, New York;
    Private collection, Austin, Texas, by descent from the above;
    Private collection Charleston, South Carolina, by descent from the above.

    Highly acclaimed for her social realism murals created while working with the WPA, Edith Hamlin is widely considered one of only a few women to successfully embrace and devote much of her career to encapsulating the beauty of the American desert. In 1937, Edith Hamlin married Maynard Dixon, the most prominent painter of western themes of the time, and they moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1939. Together, Dixon and Hamlin painted western scenes in Arizona and Utah until Dixon's death in 1946. Morning on the Rillito was likely painted in Tucson, Arizona amid the couple's sojourn in the Southwest.




    Condition Report*:

    Unlined canvas; under UV exam, there appears to be no previous restoration. Framed Dimensions 30.25 X 35.25 X 2 Inches

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