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