Monhegan Island Maine Drawing of "Bird Island" by E. Erlanger, Listed Artist

This is an original pen and ink drawing with pastel and charcoal highlights. The subject is "Bird Island", Monhegan Island, Maine. The artist was Elizabeth N. Erlanger (1901-1975). It is signed "Erlanger" in the lower left and titled on the original mounting page. Provenance is: Estate of the artist. It was executed in 1955 when Erlanger spent a summer on Monhegan Island, an important artist colony in Maine. She is a recognized Monhegan artist and she preserved her Monhegan works in a labeled portfolio dated 1955.

Erlanger was a highly regarded abstract artist throughout her life. She studied at the Art Students League and with Hans Hoffman. She was a member of many important organizations including the National Association of Women Artists, the American Society of Contemporary Artists (President 1963-1965), etc. Her work is in the Brandeis Museum, the Peabody, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, etc. The National Association of Women Artists awards a prize in her honor.

Measurements are: drawing, 6 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches; frame outer dimensions, 18 5/8 inches x 15 1/4 inches.

Condition is excellent. It has professional conservation framing.

This drawing of an identified location on Monhegan Island is both well executed and highly collectible. It would be a strong addition to any collection that focuses on Mid-century Modern and the artwork that goes with it. Please call or email if you have questions.

Item ID: JT19

$435 USD

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