Marion Kavanaugh (or Kavanagh) Wachtel (1870-1954) - The Oaks, Volchrome Print AP1463
A vivid silkscreen from one of America's most popular and often reproduced landscape artists of the era. Framed. Measures 10 1/2" x 14 1/4". "The Santa Paula valley with the last touch of the sun on the mountains."
Born in Milwaukee to an artistic family, Marion Ida Kavanaugh soon became a teacher and artist in her own right in Chicago until she accepted a proposition to go paint in California from a Santa Fe Railway vice president struck with her landscape work. There in 1903 she would meet her husband, the painter and violinist Elmer Wachtel. The couple lived in the Los Angeles area, eventually settling in Pasadena in 1922. An intrepid traveler, she would make her national reputation by painting much of the West and Mexico in the course of a long career. - We are indebted to Maurine St Gaudens' study of women artists working in California 1860-1960, "Emerging From the Shadows", for this biographical information.