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Sankaty Head Lighthouse by Wuanita Smith

Sankaty Head Lighthouse by Wuanita Smith


Signed and dated 1921

Pastel 10" x 8", sight, 17 ½” x 15 ½ overall

Waunita Smith (1866-1959), a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith was a painter, printmaker, and illustrator of children’s books. She was a part of the Provincetown, Massachusetts, group that developed the “white line” color block-print method, based on Japanese woodcut techniques, during World War I. She exhibited in Provincetown in the 1920s and 1930s, and also had a studio on Nantucket. She was a regular exhibitor at the summer art colony in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy, the Plastic Club, and the Woodmere Art Museum.

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