• Timber


    Pearson, Charles T.

    Identifier: spl_art_P317Ti

    Date: 1934

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  • Indian gathering bark

    Indian gathering bark

    Inverarity, Robert Bruce, 1909-

    Robert Bruce Inverarity was director of the Federal Art Project in Seattle from 1936 to 1941 and director of the Art and Craft Project for the State of Washington. He collaborated with Fay Chong, Jacob Elshin and Julius Twohy on the project.

    Identifier: spl_art_In896in

    Date: n.d.

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  • Captain Cook

    Captain Cook

    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_15.140

    Date: 1955

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  • Island juniper

    Island juniper

    Loggie, Helen A.

    Identifier: spl_art_L829is

    Date: 1930

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  • Two riders

    Two riders

    Enabnit, Merlin, 1903-1979

    Identifier: spl_art_En11Tw

    Date: 1934

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  • Print


    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_T552Pr

    Date: 1961

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  • Pencil sketches of CCC camps: telephone line - setting poles; Hood Canal highway, Wash.

    Pencil sketches of CCC camps: telephone line - setting poles; Hood Canal highway, Wash.

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

    Identifier: spl_art_N779Pe05

    Date: 1934

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  • Kwakiutl dance masks (dry brush technique)

    Kwakiutl dance masks (dry brush technique)

    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_J989Kw

    Date: 1949?

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  • Squaw and dog

    Squaw and dog

    Ziegler, Eustace Paul, 1881-1969

    Born in 1881 in Detroit, Michigan, Eustace Ziegler was a painter of the Alaskan School who painted mainly landscapes, portraits and did figure drawing of Northwest Indians. He was trained at Yale University. He taught private art lessons in Seattle in the 1920’s and 30’s and was highly influential to many Northwest artists. One of his pupils was Guy Anderson. Ziegler died in 1969.

    Identifier: spl_art_Z624Sq

    Date: 1934

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  • Eskimoes "playing jacks"

    Eskimoes "playing jacks"

    Nanogak, Agnès

    Identifier: spl_art_N157Es

    Date: 1965?

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