Art, Vintage

To be an artist

– Brenda Putnam

– Aline H. Rhonie

– Tosca Olinsky

– Doris Caesar

– Nan Mason

– Daisy Marguerite Hughes

– Helene Sardeau

– Countess Maria Zichy

– Elizabeth Tashjian (aka The Nut Lady – interesting story here)

– Margaret French Cresson

all images from the smithsonian institution flickr collection

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10 Comments

  • Reply amy w Friday 8 April, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I loved reading the story of Elizabeth Tashjian! She sounds like a gentle soul, maybe she had the right idea, I mean she made it to 94 without ever working a steady job! Way to go.

  • Reply Feminine Touch Friday 8 April, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Very “feminine touch”. I love this post!

  • Reply Katie Friday 8 April, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Yay for women! And art! Thanks for the Friday fun.

  • Reply julie @ hazel & hunter Friday 8 April, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    love all these women! they’re all so rad in their own way.

  • Reply tara-lynn Saturday 9 April, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    this is the BEST!

  • Reply Kate Saturday 9 April, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I wish I resembled these beautiful artists but unfortunately I can’t get past being a paint splattered mess :)

  • Reply Lily Saturday 9 April, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Fantastic photos! I love seeing artists at work and that they’re all awesome women on top of that makes this a total win.

  • Reply Sam Sunday 10 April, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I’m always so astonished by sculpture and totally in awe of artists who can take lumps of clay or whatever and turn it into something beautiful. Every time I try to sculpt anything it turns out worse than a toddlers Play Doh figure, haha.

  • Reply garconniere Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    wow.
    these are so stunning.

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