Jeannette Maxfield Lewis (1894-1982)

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Title:
"Fishermen [No. 2]
Date:
1934
Size:
5 7/8" x 6 7/8"
Medium:
Drypoint
Signed:
Signed U.L.
 
Plate: Signed and dated upper left
Titled in pencil lower left
Signed in pencil lower right
Edition: 51

Provenance:
Exhibition Catalogue: 'Jeannette Maxfield Lewis: A Centennial Celebration' MPMA/1994. #63 in Catalogue Raisonne: The Complete Etchings by Anthony R. White


Lewis attended the CSFA in San Francisco where she was greatly influenced by Gottardo Piazzoni. She studied with Hans Hofmann in NYC; and locally with Armin Hansen.

Jeannette Maxfield Lewis began experimenting with printmaking under Armin Hansen in 1931, first with small drypoints, later moving into etching. She and her husband soon began a collaborative effort in the production of her prints; under the initial supervision of Hansen, Mr. Lewis became Jeannette's printer and chief critic. Working on-site continued to be an integral part of creating the etching or drypoint and Lewis' reputation in this medium grew rapidly.