Santa Maria, CA
A Chip Off The Old Block
Bessie Pease Gutmann
Digital Art - Digital Reproduction
Bessie Pease Gutmann was born in 1876 and died in 1960. She was born in Philadelphia and spent many years at different institutions in order to improve her artistic skills.
Bessie is most known for her series of hand colored prints that expressed the innocence of children. Many of these pieces were based off of Bessie's own three children. In the 1920s her artwork was very popular, but interest declined with the start of World War II. With failing eyesight and little interest in her work, Bessie retired in 1947.
Bessie died in New York in 1960 at the age of 84.
January 24th, 2014
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