PAIR of ink and watercolor/gouache drawings of pink and white dogwood blossoms (commonly seen in the spring in Connecticut), each 10" by 8" inside the mat, 14 1/2" by 13 1/4" as framed, signed at lower right by the noted Darien, Connecticut craftswoman artist DOROTHEA WARREN O'HARA (1873-1972). O'Hara was born in Missouri but settled in the New York area, where she was educated at the Chase School. The artist went on to become a noted craftswoman, expressing her talents in a wide range of media, including pottery and ceramics, sculpture, and painting. She was also a writer, active in the Pen and Brush Club and the American Ceramics Society. Newspaper articles from southern Connecticut in 1926 and 1932 give some insight into her activities at the time. O'Hara exhibited at the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915, at Paris Salons, and at the prestigious Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City. At least one work of the artist is included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In recent years, ceramic works including enameled designs have sold at craftsman auctions. The drawings are in excellent condition. The mats are tired and should likely be replaced.
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