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Peter Van Valkenburgh Federal Art Project portraits of eminent Americans [graphic].
BANC PIC 2011.087--B
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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

Abstract:

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.

Date:

1938-1939 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca

Note:

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.

Type:

graphic
Portraits.
Portriats-California.

Physical Description:

graphic
print
1 folder (21 prints) : lithograph, one color ; 49 x 32 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2011.087--B

Origin:

California