Cathay House - Chinatown S.F. by Anna Mary (Mae) Aiello

Cathay House - Chinatown S.F. by Anna Mary (Mae) Aiello

Cathay House - Chinatown S.F.

Anna Mary (Mae) Aiello

Title

Cathay House - Chinatown S.F.

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
6 15/16 x 5" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
cream laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14111 
Price
$150.00 
Description

Anna Mae Aiello was born in 1903, and from the 1930's to the 1940's she spent most of her time working on pieces depicting the surroundings of Chinatown, San Francisco, California.

The Chinatown of San Francisco is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Chinatown is an enclave that continues to retain its own customs, languages, places of worship, social clubs, and identity.

In this drypoint print, Aiello has drawn the Cathay House, which is enriched with reflections of Asian architecture.

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