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Three orange, white and black goldfish swim around a long underwater reed with an orange snail and rocks at its base. The artist, "Elizabeth Norton is an important California printmaker, painter and sculptor. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students' League of New York and at the National Academy of Design. She moved to California in 1915 and was a founding member of the Palo Alto Art Club (now the Pacific Art League). She was also a full member of the California Society of Etchers, California Print Makers, Prairie Print Makers, the Woodcut Society and the Federation of American Arts. During her career, Norton exhibited with these institutions as well as at the Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco (1939), California State Library (1942), the National Academy of Design (1942), and at Stanford University (1950). Her prints are now included in such major collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Yale University, the Fogg Museum of Art, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Natural History Museum of New York, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Whether in sculpture, painting or printmaking, Elizabeth Norton was equally accomplished in landscape, figure studies, portraits and still-lifes. One of her greatest passions, however, was in the field of animal art. As a young girl in Chicago, Elizabeth Norton spent many hours sketching at the zoo in Lincoln Park. As a mature artist some of her finest original prints lovingly portray birds, cats, various primates and, most especially, dogs and horses." (http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/norton_elizabeth_please.htm) Sight: 9 1/2" x 6 3/4".
Woodblock in color
Last documented in Cordiner Vault
William Wadsworth '49
Donated in 2001
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