Ancient Monuments by Elizabeth Quandt

Ancient Monuments by Elizabeth Quandt

Ancient Monuments

Elizabeth Quandt

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Title

Ancient Monuments

 
Artist
Year
c. 1976  
Technique
two etchings on one sheet, printed in a gray-black ink 
Image Size
top: 2-5/8 x 8-7/8" platemark; bottom: 5-7/8 x 6-3/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
9 of 25  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
24296 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Elizabeth Quandt used two separate etching plates to create "Ancient Monuments", a personal comment on the images. The top section is also titled "Stonehenge" the ancient monuments located in Wiltshire, England, her birth country. The bottom plate is called "Student Work" depicting four paper bags which seem to be of the same composition as the massive stone of Stonehenge. This image is probably one of Quandt's early student works done at the San Francisco Art Institute, now an "Ancient Monument" to the artist.

Elizabeth Quandt was born to Herbert James and Gwendoline Thorne Gunn in Oxfordshire, England on July 13, 1922. Her father, Sir Herbert James Gunn, was a court painter to the royal family. Elizabeth studied at and earned her certificate from Queen Anne’s School in Reading, England.

During the Second World War, Elizabeth met and married American William Mailliard and they moved to San Francisco, California. Mailliard was from an old San Francisco family and went on to become a California State Congressman. Elizabeth attended the San Francisco Art Institute between 1942 and 1944, studying printmaking.

After her marriage to Mailliard failed, Elizabeth met the photographer William (Bill) Quandt, who was an assistant for Ansel Adams, and they soon married. Bill Quandt ran a successful stereo business in Santa Rosa, California. Elizabeth attended the Santa Rosa Junior College as well as the San Francisco Art Institute. She taught at Ursuline High School as well as night classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College between the years 1962 and 1964. After the death of Bill Quandt in 1964, she commuted to San Francisco attending classes once again at the San Francisco Art Institute, eventually earning her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees.

Elizabeth Quandt joined the art department of the Santa Rosa Junior College as a full time faculty member in 1971, where she was an instructor of printmaking and drawing for fourteen years. Passionate about her work, she created a body of drawings, etchings, watercolors, and livres d’artistes.

 

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