“South Summer Street, Edgartown”
Ruth Haviland Sutton (1898-1960) was an inspired printmaker, portraitist, and oil painter. Sutton received her artistic training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia and the Grand Central School of Art in New York City, founded in 1923 by the painters Edmund Greacen, Walter Leighton Clark and John Singer Sargent. She also attended the Art Students League in New York City, where she studied drawing and anatomy. In 1933 Sutton was commissioned by the WPA to paint two large murals at the Museum of Natural History in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A lover of Nantucket, Sutton became a permanent resident in 1936 and was a core member of the Art Colony, working and exhibiting on Commercial Wharf. Sutton was a particularly able landscape artist employing lithography and woodcuts to create her popular prints of the Cape, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
Lovely view of the bucolic Summer Street in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. Pencil titled and signed, edition 100.
12.5 x 16 inches sheet
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