Victoria Hutson Huntley Original Pencil Signed Lithograph Gardenia Colophon 1931 Unmatted, Unframed


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"Gardenia" by American artist Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900-1971) is one of the most beautiful of The Colophon journal prints from the 1930s. It shows how a sensitive artist translates a simple garden flower into a work of art on the lithograph stone.

This original lithograph was printed on quality Rives Paper by master New York lithograph printer George C. Miller whose shop printed the works of many of the finest lithograph artists during the first half of the 20th century.

Signed in pencil by the artist. Published by The Colophon journal in 1931 in a Limited Edition of 3000.

Reference: “The Colophon: 1930-1935,” p. 45

Sheet size - 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches
Image size - 7-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

Excellent condition without any flaws. This print is without age toning, foxing, tears, or creases.

Unmatted and unframed. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic archival sleeve.

(The journal from which this original lithograph was removed is not included.)

Victoria Hutson Huntley was born in New Jersey but lived in New York from just after her birth until 1921. In New York she studied with artists and teachers including George Bridgman, John Sloan, Max Weber and George Luks.

In 1934, after her first marriage to William K. Hutson, she married Ralph Huntley and assumed his name as hers, professionally.

In 1930, Huntley produced a series of lithographs depicting industrial and factory sites entitled, “Steam and Steel,” which gained national attention. For this work she received the annual award from the Art Institute of Chicago. In the following years, Huntley received more important awards and grants from such institutions as the Philadelphia Printmakers Club (1933), the Library of Congress, Washington, (1945), the Association of American Artists (1946), the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1947), the Guggenheim Fellowship (1948) and the Society of American Graphic Artists (1950 & 1951).

During the 1940s she produced a series of lithographs based on the birds and plants in and around the Florida Everglades. Her original lithographs can be found in many major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Library of Congress, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Victoria Huntley died in Chatham, New Jersey in 1971.

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