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    Description

    BLANCHE MCVEIGH (American, 1895-1970)
    Practicing
    aquatint
    10-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches (27.3 x 19.7 cm)
    Ed. 8/25
    Signed, numbered, and inscribed in pencil in bottom margin: Practicing / 8/25 / Blanche McVeigh
    PROVENANCE:
    From the Estate of Blanche McVeigh.

    Fort Worth artist Blanche McVeigh is a fabled and mysterious historical figure. Relatively little is known about this accomplished printmaker. She was a co-founder of the Fort Worth School of Fine Arts in 1936. We do know that during the 1920s she studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts where her instructor, Daniel Gardner, remarked that McVeigh was "born to the etching needle." She also studied the making of aquatints with famed Prairie Printmaker Doel Reed in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her most common subjects ranged from exquisite tree forms to landscapes to children's portraits, Fort Worth landmarks, and images of African-Americans.

    McVeigh's figure drawing and, especially, printmaking classes were partly responsible for the high quality and rich tradition of the prints produced in Fort Worth during the 1930s, 1940s, and beyond. She had a particularly strong influence on prints by Fort Worth Circle artists like Bror Utter, Dickson Reeder, and Veronica Helfensteller, allowing the younger artists to work on the press that filled the entire living room of her Fort Worth home. In Head (Flora Reeder), McVeigh has quite obviously used Fort Worth Circle artist Flora Reeder, and wife of Dickson Reeder, as the model.


    Condition Report*: Framed under glass; mat burn and light toning visible in margins; crease along top edge of image; otherwise, appears to be in overall good condition; not examined outside of frame.   Framed Dimensions 20 X 14.5 Inches
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    16th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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