• Navarez in the strait

    Navarez in the strait

    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_16.150

    Date: 1955

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  • Captain Duncan at Tatoosh Island

    Captain Duncan at Tatoosh 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_15.143

    Date: 1955

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  • Chart of the Antarctic Continent shewing the icy barrier attached to it discovered by the U.S. Ex. Ex., 1840

    Chart of the Antarctic Continent shewing the icy barrier attached to it discovered by the U.S. Ex. Ex., 1840

    Wilkes, Charles

    This map shows the travels of the expedition along the Antarctica with winds, currents, temperature, lines of variation and icy barriers.

    Identifier: spl_maps_367358_02

    Date: 1840

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  • [Wood pile]

    [Wood pile]

    Chong, Fay

    Fay Chong was born in Canton, China in 1912. He worked primarily in printmaking and in watercolor. He and his family moved to Seattle in 1920. He attended Edison High School where he was a classmate of George Tsutakawa. Chong worked on the Public Works of Art Project in the 1930's with Robert Bruce Inverarity, Jacob Elshin and Julius Twohy. Chong taught art at Cornish College for the Arts, Seattle Community College, Washington Senior High School and Ingraham High School. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1968 and an MAT from the University of Washington in 1971. He died suddenly of a stroke in 1973.

    Identifier: spl_art_C455Wo

    Date: 1949

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  • Late summer

    Late summer

    Horiuchi, Paul, 1906-1999

    Paul Horiuchi was born in Kawaguchi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan in 1906. He was a collagist, painter, and muralist. He participated in the Works Progress Administration program in Wyoming with Vincent Campanella in 1923. He exhibited in the Northwest Annual at the Seattle Art Museum in 1930. He moved to Seattle in 1946 where he and his family ran an antique shop called Tozai. He was introduced to Mark Tobey and the Northwest School of artists around this time. In 1956, he began to work in collage in addition to paint for which he became quite famous. He died in 1999.

    Identifier: spl_art_H782La

    Date: 1958

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  • Nookta Abandoned

    Nookta Abandoned

    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_17.171

    Date: 1956

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  • Municipal Plans Commission of the City of Seattle map illustrating Separation of Grades on the Seattle Tide Lands, 1911

    Municipal Plans Commission of the City of Seattle map illustrating Separation of Grades on the Seattle Tide Lands, 1911

    Bogue, Virgil B.

    Map showing proposed city improvements under the Plan of Seattle, commonly known as the Bogue Plan. Designed by Virgil Bogue, Seattle's municipal plans director, the Bogue Plan proposed a series of improvements aimed at beautifying the city and making it making it more cohesive after years of rapid growth and industrialization. The plan worked in tandem with the Olmsted Brothers new system of parks, begun in 1903, and proposed new government buildings, an improved city center and an interurban road connecting the city together. The plan was rejected by voters in 1912.

    Identifier: spl_maps_2465533_19

    Date: 1911

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  • Rosamond Rice letter to Victor Steinbrueck on the future of Pike Place Market, July 6, 1983

    Rosamond Rice letter to Victor Steinbrueck on the future of Pike Place Market, July 6, 1983

    Rice, Rosamond

    Letter from Rosamund Rice to Victor Steinbrueck in which she shares her opinions and research on the direction of the Pike Place Market and the issues it faces.

    Identifier: spl_ps_041

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  • The Spanish Governor Toasting Vancouver in Nookta

    The Spanish Governor Toasting Vancouver in Nookta

    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_17.166

    Date: 1956

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  • Illustrations for lecture, Feb 26 1948 (1 of 7)

    Illustrations for lecture, Feb 26 1948 (1 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_T552il1

    Date: 1948

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