Beach at Aptos
This is a colored etching from California artist May Gearhart. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil titled in the lower left. Plate measures 4 x 7 inches on 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inch thin wove paper. May Gearhart was part of a circle of 20th century Southern California printmakers that were strongly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and Japanese art. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, under Rudolph Schaeffer, and spent a summer at Columbia with Arthur Dow. She was a member of and exhibited with the Chicago Society of Etchers, Print Makers Society of California, Pacific Art Association and the Society of American Etchers.