Title:Peter Van Valkenburgh Federal Art Project portraits of eminent Americans
Creator/Contributor:Van Valkenburgh, Peter, 1870-1955, creator, artist.
Creator/Contributor:Federal Art Project
Lithographic reproductions of pencil drawings depicting various well-known figures from United States history, many of them
associated with California: John Burroughs, Kit Carson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Keith, James King, John LeConte, John
Marsh (pioneer), Joaquin Miller, John Muir, Boardman Robinson, Joseph B. Strauss, James D. Phelan, Joseph A. Stanton (artist),
John Swett, Edward Robeson Taylor, Henry David Thoreau, Douglas Tilden, Mark Twain, Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Daniel Webster.
One European figure is also depicted: Marie Curie. Reproductions of the subjects' signatures appear in most prints.
All prints signed (or initialed) and dated by artist in plate: Peter Van Vanlekburgh. Some prints also signed (or initialed)
in pencil by artist.
All prints embossed with stamp: Federal Art Project.
Title devised by cataloger.
Purchase; from Marc Selvaggio ; 2011.
Peter Van Valkenburgh was born in Greenbush, Wisconsin in 1870. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American
Academy of Art. In 1915 he moved to California, eventually locating in Piedmont, where he would live for the remainder of
his life. In the 1930s he was commissioned by the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration to execute portraits
of eminent persons. Peter Van Valkenburgh died in 1955.
1 folder (21 prints) : lithograph, one color ; 49 x 32 cm
BANC PIC 2011.087--B