Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My Grandmother - Over the River & Thru the Woods


My Grandmother Carrie

When I was young, we lived very close to my grandmother's house. Each & every day mother would take my hand, & we would walk to visit her. The path led through the woods & across a little stream, where wildflowers bloomed through the summer. It was beautiful. I cannot remember a day that my grandmother was not baking or sewing. She always wore her hair up on the back of her head, & her eyes sparkled just like my mother's.  Her house smelled delicious. These paintings remind me of those visits, even of the wonderful scents of both the woods & of her house with its big windows gently covered with lace curtains, where the sunlight made lacy patterns on the wall, as it shown through the windows. These paintings of women reading & sewing by American artist Gari Melchers bring all of those memories back to me.

Julius Garibaldi "Gari" Melchers (1860-1932) Lady Reading


Julius Garibaldi "Gari" Melchers (1860-1932) Young Woman Sewing


Julius Garibaldi "Gari" Melchers (1860-1932) Woman Sewing


Sewing indoors - A Japonisme Portrait of a Woman Sewing


William Wallace Gilchrist Jr (American, 1879-1926) Girl Sewing a Party Dress

Elegant kimono & Japanese screen with young American woman engaged in the practical aspect of maintaining beauty.

Sewing indoors - 19C - 20C Europe


Harold Knight (English artist, 1874-1961) Knitting 1915


Félix Edouard Vallotton (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) The Sewer


Felix Edourard Vallotton (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Junge Naherin am Fenster 1905


Fernand Léger. (French artist, 1881-1955) Woman Sewing


Poul Friis Nybo (Danish artist, 1869-1929) Woman Knitting 1926


Henri Labasque (French painter, 1865-1937) Femme Cousant


 William Kay Blacklock (English, 1872-1922) Woman sewing


Stanhope Alexander Forbes (Irish Realist rainter, 1857-1947) The Harbour Window 1910


William Henry Margetson (British artist, 1861-1940) A Stitch in Time 1915


Cayetano De Arquer-Buigas (Spanish painter, b 1932) Woman Sewing


Mikhail Mikhailovich Bozhi Bozhiy (Ukranian artist, 1911 - 1990) 1960


Hans Heysen (German-born Australian painter, 1877-1968) Sewing, the artist's wife 1913


Zorya Galina Denisovna (Ukranian artist, 1915-2002)


Robert Christian Andersen (Austrian painter, 1890-1969)


 Carl Vilhelm Holsoe (Danish artist, 1863-1935) Artist's Wife at Her Needlework


Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Sewing at the Window 1911


Mabel Frances Layng (English artist, 1881–1937) The Sewing Girl


Sergey Morozov (Russian painter) Women sewing


Walter Langley (English artist, 1852-1922) Girl Knitting


Hugues Merle (French artist, 1823-1881) The Embroidery Lesson


Henri Fantin-Latour (French artist, 1836-1904)


August Macke (German Expressionist Painter, 1887-1914) Elizabeth Gerhardt Sewing


August Macke (German Expressionist Painter, 1887-1914)


Odilon Redon (French artist, 1840-1916)


Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) The Sleeping Spinner 1853


Claude Monet (French painter, 1840-1926) Madame Monet Embroidering 1875


Georges Lemmen (Belgian, 1865-1916) Young Woman Sewing


Anna Ancher (Danish artist, 1859-1935) Sewing Fisherman's Wife 1890


Gwen John (Welsh artist, 1876-1939) Girl Holding a Piece of Sewing


Dorothy Adamson (English artist, 1894-1932)


Sewing indoors - 1900s by American artists


Charles Webster Hawthorne (American Painter, 1872-1930) The Trousseau 1910


Howard Logan Hildebrandt (American artist, 1872–1958) Two Women Sewing


John Hubbard Rich (American artist, 1876–1954) Mending at the Table



William Hekking ( (American artist, 1885-1970). Woman Embroidering, 1909



Robert Hale Ives Gammell (American artist, 1893–1981) The Seamstress Sewing



Charles Webster Hawthorne (American Painter, 1872-1930)The Dress Maker 1920


Frank W. Benson (American painter, 1862-1951) The Sunny Window 1919


Edmund Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) Josephine Knitting


Lee Lufkin Kaula (American painter, 1865–1957) Woman with Knitting


Adolph Borie (American artist, 1877-1934) Mending


Edmund Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) Girl Mending 1910


Donna Norine Schuster (American painter, 1883–1953) Woman Sewing


William MacGregor Paxton (American painter, 1869-1941) Woman Sewing detail


Francis Day (American artist, 1863-1942) The First Stitch



Charles Webster Hawthorne (American Painter, 1872-1930) Girl Sewing 1923



Cecilia Beaux (American Painter, 1855-1942) Sewing



Charles Webster Hawthorne (American Painter, 1872-1930) Sewing



William Glackens (American Ashcan School Painter, 1870-1938) Woman Sewing



Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (American painter, 1858 – 1923) Sewing


Julian Alden Weir (American painter, 1852-1919) The Lace Maker


Louis Ritman (Russian-born American painter, 1889-1963) Sewing 1914


Marguerite Stuber Pearson (American painter, 1898-1978) Sewing by the Fireplace


James Carroll Beckwith (American painter, 1852-1917) The Embroiderer



James Jebusa Shannon (American-born artist, 1862–1923), Embroidery 1907


Francis Hyman Criss (American artist, 1901–1973) Alma Sewing