About the Artist
Mabel Dwight (1876-1955) was one of America’s leading lithography artists in the first half of the twentieth century. She was a keen and compassionate observer of the human condition. Dwight, an only child, was burnin Cincinnati, raised in New Orleans and traveled extensively throughout her life. She studied painting at the Hopkins School of Art in San Francisco. It wasn’t until she was about fifty years old that her career blossomed, thanks to the support of New York art dealer Carl Zigrosser. Dwight was deaf, which may have increased her ability to capture the essence of people, going about their daily lives, with humor and empathy.
[photo] Mabel Dwight Self Portrait 1932 http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=1373
[photo] Mabel Dwight Hat Sale 1928 http://collection.whitney.org/object/4089
Mabel Dwight Brothers 1928 http://collection.whitney.org/object/4086