Revery (WPA) by Leah Trust Balsham

Revery (WPA) by Leah Trust Balsham

Revery (WPA)

Leah Trust Balsham

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Title

Revery (WPA)

 
Artist

Leah Trust Balsham

  1915 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1939  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
14 x 9 1/2" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
about 28 impressions 
Annotations
dated -39 after the signature; pencil titled in lower left 
Reference
GSA WPA book page 87; AIC FA9776; MOMA Accession Number: 43.47.209 
Paper
Artists Strathmore ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Illinois W.P.A. Federal Art Project 
Inventory ID
AFAE125 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This lithograph was published by Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project., Illinois.

A woman sits at a table with a look of resignation or contemplation with a vase full of dahlias beside her, so large it appears as though it is another figure seated at the table. The texture of the litho crayon is informed by Balsham’s extensive experience with pottery and ceramic painting, and the almost paintbrush-like strokes employ a softness to the composition, creating a glow to the woman’s face and dress as well as the formidable bouquet in the sifting light.

 

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