Wanda Gag exhibit
Draw to Live and Live to Draw:
Prints and Illustrations by Wanda Gag
at the Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth
November 11, 2008 - May 17, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 16th, 2- 4 p.m
Lecture by Julie L'Enfant, author of The Gag Family:
Tuesday November 18th, 6 p.m. in Bohannon Hall 90
from the Tweed website:
The daughter of Anton Gag, a Bohemian immigrant who settled in New Ulm, Minnesota, Wanda Hazel Gag (1893 - 1946) is recognized today as one of the most pioneering female illustrators and printmakers of the 1920's and 30's. The exhibition presents her lithographs and book illustrations, as well as a selection of her drawings, letters and sketchbooks. The oldest of seven children, Wanda’s parents died early, leaving her as a young teenager to raise her siblings and finish her own education. She illustrated magazines to help support the family, and won scholarships to study in Minneapolis and later in New York.
Wanda Gag’s graphic art is distinguished by its use of dramatic shadows and highlights, as well as its sinuous, flowing shapes and lines...