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Painting

Rockhill
1907-1982, British/American

Mixed media, sight size 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, titled and dated l.r. "rockhill 67", framed. Nora Unwin was a children's illustrator and author. Born near London, England into a family where several members were engaged in publishing and printing. She is best known for her work in book illustration and wood carving. After moving to the States she became a member of the National Academy of Design in New York and earned a Newbery mention for "Mountain Born", and a Newbery Medal for "Amos Fortune, Free Man". The Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire is the keeper of the Nora S.

Print

Still Life
20th Century , American

Color woodblock, image size 9 x 11 inches, c. 1945, pencil signed and titled.

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.