Margaret Ann Gaug Original Hand Signed Watercolor Brush Drawing Chipmunk c. 1955 in Mat, Unframed


Shipping to United States: $15.00

Margaret Ann Gaug (1909-1994) was a successful, award winning illustrator, painter, and printmaker primarily during the middle decades of the 20th century. As a printmaker and painter Gaug was influenced by the themes and techniques of Japanese art.

This simple brush drawing of a chipmunk resting on the branch of a pine tree is an example of that influence. It is precise, delicate, and spontaneous all at the same time. This is a very fine work that is well composed and skillfully drawn and painted.

Original Ink Drawing and Watercolor on textured watercolor paper. Signed by hand at the bottom by the artist, and with her hand-painted flower chopmark at the top.

Works by Margaret Ann Gaug can be found in the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This painting comes from a Chicago collection.

Image size - 4-5/8 x 8-3/4 inches,
Mat size - 12 x 15-3/8 inches

Excellent Condition without any flaws.

Hinged to the top mat of a white acid-free mat. Unframed.

Margaret Ann Gaug was born in Chicago in 1909. She studied art at the Academy of Art in Chicago and began exhibiting her art in the 1930s. She gained national recognition for her etchings and paintings and won awards with the Chicago Society of Etchers in both 1950 and 1955. Examples of her art are now part of the permanent collections at the National Gallery of Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Library of Congress. She was a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Society of American Etchers, the Prairie Printmakers, and the California Print Makers. Exhibitions included the Chicago Society of Etchers and a solo show in 1941 at the Smithsonian Institution. She died in Buford, Georgia in 1994.

Legal imprint