Sunday, June 3, 2018

Minnie Holsinger, The Farmer's Wife #10, John de Martelly

This is image #10 of my on-going series sharing the pages of the scrap book of Minnie Holsinger, which she collected in the 30s and 40s while she and my Grandfather, Charlie Holsinger, were saving to buy a farm.
The signature/credit on this illustration has been cropped, but it seems to be in the style of credited works I will post this coming week. They are by John de Martelly (1903-1979). 
Wikipedia sez: “John de Marelly was born in Philedalphiz and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Florence, Italy, as well as the Royal College of Art in London. In the (30’s and 40’s) he taught printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute to the same students who studied painting with Thomas Hart Benton. De Martelly became a close friend of Benton, and was influenced by his Regionalist style. When Benton was fired from the Art Institute, the Board of Governors offered de Martelly Benton’s job as head of the Painting Department. De Martelly was furious and quit. De Martelly’s lithographs, sold through the Associated American Galleries in New York in the (30’s and 40’s), captured the essence of the rural American landscape.”

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