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    COREEN MARY SPELLMAN (1905-1978)
    Ruins, Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde, Colorado, late 1930s
    Lithograph
    8in. x 10 1/2in.
    Signed lower right
    Titled lower left

    In 1937, Coreen Spellman made a trip to New Mexico, Colorado, and the Southwest. As a teacher she had summers off, and the adjoining states of New Mexico and Colorado provided a respite from the Texas heat, as well as colorful and interesting subjects for painting and sketching. Spellman eventually purchased a summer house in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and spent her summers there, as well as in Taos and in Colorado.

    Coreen Spellman was one of the most prolific and important practitioners of the lithography medium in Texas. Carl Zigrosser, the authority on American printmaking, said of Spellman, "Her lithography, etchings, and mezzotints, are distinguished by technical competence, good draughtsmanship, and sound designs."

    Provenance:
    Collection of James and Kimel Baker



    Estimate: $1,600 - $2,400.

    Condition Report*: Excellent condition. New frame in excellent condition.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    19th Saturday
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