Wednesday, April 19, 2017
New Deal Lighthouse Art (2/5): "Montauk Lighthouse"
Above: "Montauk Lighthouse," a lithograph by Mabel Dwight (1876-1955). According to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dwight made this while she was in the WPA's Federal Art Project, 1937. The Smithsonian American Art Museum informs us that "Although Mabel Dwight studied painting in her youth at the Hopkins School of Art in San Francisco, she was fifty years old before she began to practice art seriously." A biography of Dwight can be found on Wikipedia. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Above: A closer look at the top of the lighthouse.