Lot 247 of 364:
Sketches by Hawaiian Artist Juliette May Fraser  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$480
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Archive of sketches of Hawaiian flowers by Juliette May Fraser
Author:
Fraser, Juliette May
Place:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Publisher:
Date:
No date
Description:

Approximately 20 sheets of newsprint paper with signed pencil sketches by Fraser, some with several sketches per sheet, a few with sketches on both sides of sheet, most with the plants identified. One watercolor sketch on slightly heavier paper but damaged. Various sizes, approximately fifteen of the sheets are 24x18", others smaller.

Juliette May Fraser (1887–1983) was an American painter, muralist and printmaker, born in Honolulu. Fraser graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in art, she continued her studies with Eugene Speicher and Frank DuMond at the Art Students League of New York and at the John F. Carlson School of Landscape Painting in Woodstock, New York. She returned to Hawaii to teach. Fraser designed the Hawaii Sesquicentennial half dollar, engraved by Chester Beach and issued in 1928. Fraser was hired by the WPA to create murals for the Hawaii State Library. For three months she received $35 a week to work on the project. When the funds ran out, she continued on her own until ten murals were completed. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Hawaii State Library, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, Missouri) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa are among many public collections holding works by Juliette May Fraser.
Lot Amendments
Condition:
Paper browned, edges with some chipping, tears, thumbtack holes, and other wear; good to very good overall. Offered with all faults.
 
Item number:
282038
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