More art from Yorker Margaret Sarah Lewis
Thanks to everyone who responded so far to my column and blog posts on York artist and teacher Margaret Sarah Lewis. I would like to know about as many examples of her art work so that I can print them out and add them to her file at the York County History Center. You can email digital images to me at email@example.com. If you have trouble sending them, email me at that address and we will think of an alternative way to share. (All images will be identified as being in private collections, without your name being shared.)
Four images from a private collection are shared here. Please let me know if you recognize the unidentified house or unnamed woman.
I am pretty sure this is Mount Vernon. I took a similar photograph of the covered walkway on a trip there with the York County History Center last year. A Mt. Vernon painting was included Margaret Sarah Lewis’s one-woman 1938 exhibit of over 60 watercolors at York’s Martin Memorial Library.
An undated York Art Center one-woman show exhibit program lists of 35 works of art, mostly watercolors and prints, with a few pastels; it includes a watercolor of the Susquehanna, quite possibly the one shown here. The watercolor of General Devers’ house in my previous post was also included in that exhibit.
Lewis seemed to really enjoy painting landscapes and cityscapes in watercolor, but she also worked in other media. Portraits that she painted are coming to light, including of this unknown woman. She also did a series of flower painting that are included in one of the show programs.