Jeannette Maxfield Lewis (1894-1982)

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Jeannette Maxfield Lewis -
"Fishermen's Wharf"
4 7/8" x 6 7/8"
Signed L.L.
Signed and dated lower left.
Pencil titled and signed
Edition: 15

In: Exhibition Catalogue: 'Jeannette Maxfield Lewis: A Centennial Celebration' MPMA/1994. #19 in Catalogue Raisonne: The Complete Etchings by Anthony R. White.

Jeannette 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.

Her first exhibition of etchings took place at the Society of American Etchers 1932 Annual; she submitted four prints, and "Fisherman's Wharf" was accepted.