Untitled (Southern California Landscape) by Cora A. Smith

Untitled (Southern California Landscape) by Cora A. Smith

Untitled (Southern California Landscape)

Cora A. Smith

Title

Untitled (Southern California Landscape)

 
Artist

Cora A. Smith

  1875 - 1942 (biography)
Year
1929  
Technique
color monotype 
Image Size
7 x 11 7/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
identified as "monotype" in pencil in the lower left margin. 
Reference
exhibited in the 1997 National Museum of American Art exhibition "Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America.' 
Paper
heavy cream wove paper 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
12980 
Price
$750.00 
Description

A colorful monotype of the Southern California landscape, done in 1929 by Cora A. Smith. This impression was exhibited but not included in the National Museum of Art exhibition "Singular Impressions - The Monotype in America". It was not included in the book, curator/author Joann Moser used an example of Smith's black and white monotype, on page 107, figure 110.

Moser comments: "...Cora Smith, a resident of Ocean Beach, near San Diego made....monotypes in the 1920s and 1930s. Not much is known about her career, but in 1935 she exhibited monotypes at the California-Pacific International Exposition in San Diego, where she was listed as a painter and etcher; it is clear that her monotypes and etchings are closely related. Her tight, linear, detailed landscape compositions reveal exceptional control at the expense of spontaneity."