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Wanda Gag

Wanda Gag was an author, artist, and illustrator, born in New Ulm, Minnesota, of Bohemian parents. After her father's death, due to tuberculosis, she took writing and illustration jobs to support the family. Before receiving a scholarship to attend the Art Students League in New York City, she studied art at the Minneapolis School of Art and St.Paul Art School. She was an early feminist, a strong advocate of sexual freedom, and did not marry until later in life. During the 1920's, while living in New York, she supported herself by doing fashion illustrations for various department stores. Unable to afford lithograph equipment she made lithographic crayon drawings on sandpaper instead of stone or metal, making a small amount of prints in each edition. After having a successful show at the Weyhe Gallery in 1926, and the publication of an illustrated children's book, Millions of Cats, which won the Newbery Honor Award, Gag, was able to leave work as a commercial artist. Some of her other illustrated books are, Snippy and Snappy,The ABC Bunny,The Funny Thing, and Nothing at All. Purchasing a house in Milford, New Jersey, she focused her attention on children's literature and art relating to nature, childhood associations, and cats, which are seen in many of her 122 prints. She died of lung cancer in 1946, at the age of 53. A living memorial to honor, Wanda Gag's, creativity in the arts, is the authentically restored family house in New Ulm, now open to the public and listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. Reference: Zigrosser, Carl, The Artist in America, 1942, pp.33-44.



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Wanda Gag

American (1893-1946)
Winter Garden
10 x 8-1/4 in.

Lithograph, 1935, from the unsigned edition of about 130. Winnan 108. Published by the American Artists Group with their seal on the verso, lower left corner. Printed on wove paper with a watermark, France. Full margins.


$1500.
Winter Garden



Wanda Gag

American (1893-1946)
Grandma's Parlor
10-1/2 x 13-1/8 in.

Lithograph, 1930, edition 100. Winnan 78. Signed and dated in pencil. In very good condition with full margins other than a professionally repaired tear in the lower margin, well away from the image. One of Gag's most popular prints, in the possession of more than ten museums. Illustrated in A Treasury of American Prints, Thomas Craven, 1939, pl.45.


$1900.
Grandma's Parlor



Wanda Gag

American (1893-1946)
Airtight Stove
4-7/8 x 3-5/8 in.

Wood engraving, 1933, edition 250 (final state, XI/XI). Winnan 49. Signed, dated, titled, and numbered 55. Printed on thin Japan paper with large margins.


$950.
Airtight Stove



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