Temple E-Man-U-El Arguello and Lake Sts. San Francisco, Cal (WPA) by Jennie Lewis

Temple E-Man-U-El  Arguello and Lake Sts. San Francisco, Cal (WPA) by Jennie Lewis

Temple E-Man-U-El Arguello and Lake Sts. San Francisco, Cal (WPA)

Jennie Lewis

Title

Temple E-Man-U-El Arguello and Lake Sts. San Francisco, Cal (WPA)

 
Artist

Jennie Lewis

  1892 - 1944 (biography)
Year
c. 1938  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
9 x 14" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
about 25 impressions 
Annotations
titled in pencil lower right; also inscribed verso in unknown hand: Calif. Ltiho 
Reference
Not listed in the GSA WPA book 
Paper
unidentified cream wove paper 
State
published 
Publisher
California WPA Federal Art Project 
Inventory ID
AFAE115 
Price
$350.00 
Description

This lithograph was published by the California Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project in an edition of around 25 impressions.

Jennie Lewis created a lithograph using a variety of patterned lines and shapes rather than shadows to create a "texture" for this cityscape. The dome of Temple Emanu-El is visible at the top of the composition. The temple is located at 2 Lake Street at Arguelo Boulevard in San Francisco.

Jennie Lewis, who had studied for a summer with William Merritt Chase in 1914 in Carmel, California did a series of interesting, Modernist lithographs of San Francisco for the Project in the late 1930s. Lewis died in a snow storm in the Sierras at age 52.