Grandma's Kitchen, 1932

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The William Hood Dunwoody Fund, 1946expand_more  P.12,186

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Wanda Gág loved walking to her grandparents’ Minnesota farm as a child. She was delighted to find it virtually unchanged when, as a successful 34-year-old author, she took a side trip during a Midwestern book tour in 1929 to pay a visit. There was the familiar sewing machine, the wall calendar, the newspaper rack. There was the old couch where, she said, “all the Gágs had sat thousands of times.” Newly acclaimed for her 1928 book Millions of Cats, Gág inserted a sleeping cat into the print—perhaps a sign that she, too, was part of this mythic place.

Exhibitions
  • America, Seen

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 - Sunday, September 04, 2016
Details
Title
Grandma's Kitchen
Artist Life
1893 - 1946
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.12,186
Catalogue Raisonne
J&Z 71; W.82 ii/ii
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