C.A. Seward

1884 - 1939

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Membership for artists in the Prairie Print Makers was by invitation. Artists were invited to submit a portfolio of their work to be viewed and voted on by the board members of the Prairie Print Makers. Once elected to membership artists then could participate in the annual exhibitions which were traveled throughout the country. The exhibitions went to schools, universities, libraries, museums social clubs, art clubs, and other organizations.  Each member sent four copies of their print.  Three were then included in one of the traveling exhibitions and the fourth was held as a replacement when a sale occurred. One of the three exhibitions was sent to the eastern and southern portions of the U.S.A., one to the west and also Hawaii and one to the midwest (in cooperation with the Kansas Federation of the Arts.) Annual membership dues for artists were one dollar and each artist then received a check when one of their prints was sold.  Prints in the early years of the organization ranged in price from $3 to $15.00.  The over-riding philosophy of the organization was to make a broad range of fine quality prints available at affordable prices and thus the artist members were asked to sell their work at the lowest possible price.


Artists not just from the prairie states but residing throughout the United States and also Canada submitted their work to become members.


To Collect:




Galleries & Dealers


Allinson Gallery

www.allinsongallery.com


Artworks Gallery

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Harco Gallery


Frazer Fine Art

http://www.frazerfineart.com/


Legend Fine Art

legendfinearts.com/


Medicine Man Gallery

www.medicinemangallery.com

Stevens Fine Art

www.stevensfineart.com


Steven Thomas, Inc

www.woodblock-prints.com/


C.A. Seward on Collecting Prints:

“Success be it in collecting or in anything else, goes to the brave man who sees an opportunity and dares to seize upon it at once.”

 

The Prairie Print Makers - artist members

Artist Members of the Prairie Print Makers:

this list is thought to be incomplete

*indicates Charter Member

Kenneth Adams, John Taylor Arms, Ralph Avery


Gerhard Bakker, Gustave Baumann, Maurice R. Bebb, Eric Bergman, Howell C. Brown


James Cassell, Gerald Cassidy, Samuel Chamberlain, Howard Cook, Leslie Cope, John C. Costigan, John Steuart Curry, Allan Crane, Charles M. Capps,* Leo Courtney*


  1. E.Hubert Deines, William J. Dickerson, Maynard Dixon


Lloyd C. Foltz*


Margaret Ann Gaug, Frances Gearhart, May Gearhart, Fred Geary, Glenn D. Golton, Gordon Grant


  1. C.Winston Haberer, James D. Havens, Ted Hawkins, John Helm, Polly Knipp Hill, Edwin H. Holgate, Nicholas Hornyansky, Mary Huntoon,  Leonard Hutchinson, Alfred Hutty, Peter Hurd, Arthur W. Hall,* Norma Bassett Hall,* Clarence A. Hotvedt*


Bertha Jaques


John M. Kelly, Gene Kloss, Edmund Kopietz*


J.J. Lankes, Clare Leighton, William Auerbach Levy, Luigi Lucioni, H.M. Luquiens, Herschel Logan*


Warren Mack, Alexander Masley, Blanche McVeigh, Leo Meissner, Hubert Morley


Robert Von Neumann, Elizabeth Norton, Louis Novak


Roselle H. Osk


Orville Peets, Walter J. Phillips, Roi Partridge


Doel Reed, Grant Reynard, William Rice, Luigi Rist, Charles B. Rogers, Louis C. Rosenberg, Chauncey Ryder


Elizabeth Saltonstall, Will Simmons, Ivan Summers, James Swann, C.A. Seward*, Birger Sandzen*, Dwight Case Sturges


Agnes Tait, Frederick B. Taylor


Nora Unwin


Ernest M. Watson, Reynold Weidnaar, Stow Wengenroth, Levon West, Glen Wheete,   Treva Wheete, Charles A. Wilimovsky, Margaret Wittemore


 

Images on this page (left then right column, top to bottom): Elizabeth Norton, Ivan F. Summers, Frances Gearhart, Ernest Watson,Walter Joseph Phillips, Levon West, Gustave Baumann, Stow Wengenroth,  John S. Curry, Glenn Wheete, Samuel Chamberlain Roselle Osk, Alfred Hutty, Claire Leighton, Luigi Rist and John Helm.....see dealers & galleries

Sources: Barbara Thompson - O'Neill, and George C. Foreman, The Prairie Print Makers. Topeka: Kansas Arts Commission, 1981. "The Care of Prints," C.A. Seward, Community Arts and Crafts 2, no. 5 (1929): 5-7. Third in a series of three articles by Seward on collecting, selecting, and caring for fine art prints. Other articles are - “Starting a Collection of Prints” and “Print Collecting”

   Charter Members              Artist Members             Annual Gift Prints       

To view prints that may have been in one of the Annual Exhibitions - Click Here.Annual_Exhibitions.html
to view some of the PPM correspondence ../artists_letters/Levon_West_lttrs_2_2_2.html

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