Sweeping Branches by Grace Rhoades Dean

Sweeping Branches by Grace Rhoades Dean

Sweeping Branches

Grace Rhoades Dean

Title

Sweeping Branches

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
color block print 
Image Size
9 1/8 x 13 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white laid 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
ROEP116 
Price
$1,250.00 
Description
Grace P. Rhoades Dean was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 15,1878. She studied at the Cleveland School of Art with K. Cox, with Arthur Wesley Dow at Ipswich, MA in 1901. She married her husband, fellow artist James Ernest Dean (1871 - 1933) on June 29, 1909. They both studied in Munich between 1910 and 1914 where she was exposed to the German Arts and Crafts artists. Moving to Hiram, Ohio in 1914/15 she and her husband taught a “Summer School of Composition and Graphic Arts” based roughly on Dow's ideas. She did work as an etcher, block printer, lithographer, painter, and teacher and exhibited extensively: Int. Exhib. Watercolors, Chicago; S.Indp.A., 1917; Toledo MA, 1918-30 (prizes), 1934, 1939 (prize); Toledo Fed. Arts, 1920 (prize), 1924 (prize); Ohio State Fair, 1922 (prize); AIC, 1924; Ohio WC Soc.; Hackley Art Gal., Muskegon, MI, 1926; Omaha; Charleston; Ohio Print Salon, 1930. Grace Rhoades Dean died in Toledo, Ohio in July of 1968 at the age of 90.