• Pencil sketches of CCC camps: road construction - sloping banks; Orcas Island, Wash.

    Pencil sketches of CCC camps: road construction - sloping banks; Orcas Island, Wash.

    Norling, Ernest R. (Ernest Ralph), b.1892

    Identifier: spl_art_N779Pe08

    Date: 1934

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  • Pencil sketches of CCC camps: recreation hall - Captain Gray's orchestra; Lake Cushman, Wash.

    Pencil sketches of CCC camps: recreation hall - Captain Gray's orchestra; Lake Cushman, Wash.

    Norling, Ernest R. (Ernest Ralph), b.1892

    Identifier: spl_art_N779Pe04

    Date: 1934

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  • Illustrations for lecture, Feb 26 1948 (6 of 7)

    Illustrations for lecture, Feb 26 1948 (6 of 7)

    Tobey, Mark

    Mark Tobey was born in Centerville, WI in 1890. Beginning his career as an illustrator, Mark Tobey was a deeply religious man, converting to the universalist Baha'i faith in 1918, which would in some way influence all of his works. After extensive traveling, including a period of time at a Zen monastery in Japan, Tobey taught art and philosophy at Dartington Hall in England until 1937. He then developed his "white writing" technique, painting white cursive writing on dark canvas, a technique which he (and many other Northwest artists) would use extensively until his death. He was one of the four painters LIFE magazine described as "Northwest Mystics". The others were Guy Anderson, Morris Graves and Kenneth Callahan. He died in 1976 in Basel, Switzerland.

    Identifier: spl_art_T552il6

    Date: 1948

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Cappucio & Vacca regarding stamping produce bags, August 15, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Cappucio & Vacca regarding stamping produce bags, August 15, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    In his letter, Arthur Goodwin informs the vendors that the Commissioner of Health has passed a ruling that farmers selling their goods at the market need to stamp their bags with their business name and license number. Goodwin advises them to 'have a rubber stamp made with your name and address and stamp all your bags so that the public may be able to trace any goods that you have sold in case of any complaints that may be made.'

    Identifier: spl_sh_00038

    Date: 1927-08-15

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  • Pencil sketches of CCC camps: building trail - mountain lake; Orcas Island, Wash.

    Pencil sketches of CCC camps: building trail - mountain lake; Orcas Island, Wash.

    Norling, Ernest R. (Ernest Ralph), b.1892

    Identifier: spl_art_N779Pe06

    Date: 1934

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  • Illustrations for lecture, Feb 26 1948 (3 of 7)

    Illustrations for lecture, Feb 26 1948 (3 of 7)

    Tobey, Mark

    Mark Tobey was born in Centerville, WI in 1890. Beginning his career as an illustrator, Mark Tobey was a deeply religious man, converting to the universalist Baha'i faith in 1918, which would in some way influence all of his works. After extensive traveling, including a period of time at a Zen monastery in Japan, Tobey taught art and philosophy at Dartington Hall in England until 1937. He then developed his "white writing" technique, painting white cursive writing on dark canvas, a technique which he (and many other Northwest artists) would use extensively until his death. He was one of the four painters LIFE magazine described as "Northwest Mystics". The others were Guy Anderson, Morris Graves and Kenneth Callahan. He died in 1976 in Basel, Switzerland.

    Identifier: spl_art_T552il3

    Date: 1948

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  • Woman's mask with labret

    Woman's mask with labret

    Juvonen, Helmi, 1903-1985

    Helmi Juvonen was born in Butte, Montana on January 17, 1903. She worked in many media including printmaking, painting and paper-craft. She attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she met artist Mark Tobey with whom she was famously obsessed. Although she was diagnosed as a manic-depressive in 1930, she gained wide appreciation in the Northwest for her linocut prints depicting Northwest Indian people and tribal ceremonies. She worked with a number of artists on the Public Works of Art Project including Fay Chong and Morris Graves. Over the years, her mental health deteriorated and in 1960 she was declared a ward of the state and was committed to Oakhurst Convalescent Center. She was much beloved and had many friends and benefactors (including Wes Wehr) and was able to have exhibitions despite the confinement. She died in 1985.

    Identifier: spl_art_J989Wo

    Date: 1958?

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  • Spanish explorers becalmed off Patos Island

    Spanish explorers becalmed off Patos Island

    McAllister, Parker S. (1903-1970)

    Parker McAllister, born in 1903 in Massachusetts, was a Seattle Times artist from 1924 to 1965. McAllister started his career as an illustrator at 14 for a Spokane publication; he joined the art staff at the Seattle Times in 1920. His first Sunday magazine cover was a poster-type illustration celebrating the University of Washington crew races in spring 1924. During McAllister's career, he created illustrations depicting “local color” events and situations now routinely handled by photographers. As the technology improved, he expanded his repertoire - he illustrated articles, drew covers for special sections and the weekly Seattle Sunday Times Magazine, and drew diagrams, comics, cartoons, and portraits for the Times’ editorial page. In 1956, an exhibition of his watercolor and oil paintings of Pacific Northwest scenes and historical incidents - including some paintings from the “Discovery of the Pacific Northwest” series - were exhibited at the Washington State Historical Society Museum in Tacoma. He was also a member of the Puget Sound Group of Men Painters. McAllister retired from the Seattle Times in 1965; he passed away in Arizona in 1970.

    Identifier: spl_art_291985_16.153

    Date: 1955

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  • Silvana II

    Silvana II

    Wehr, Wesley, 1929-

    Wes Wehr was born on April 17, 1929 in Everett, Washington and was a gifted artist in many areas. As a young man, he tutored Mark Tobey who encouraged him to paint. He documented anecdotes from his interactions with the Northwest artists in his book "The Eighth Lively Art: Conversations with Painters, Poets, Musicians, and the Wicked Witch of the West." He was appointed affiliate curator of the Burke Museum in 1978. He was the impetus for many exhibitions of the art of Helmi Juvonen and remained her friend and benefactor until her death in 1985. Wehr died on April 12, 2004.

    Identifier: spl_art_W423Si

    Date: 1970

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  • Cattle stile

    Cattle stile

    Doughty, Nan

    Identifier: spl_art_D745Ca

    Date: 1945?

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