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Playing with Cottonwood Tree, 1930s

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Clara Mairs loved depicting children at play. It's one of the subjects-like the circus, farm animals and Halloween-that she returned to throughout her life. Mairs honed her printmaking skills on a trip to Paris in 1928 with Clement Haupers (1900-1982). The two met at gatherings Mairs had organized to let artists work from live models. Although she rarely dated her prints, she produced many during the 1930s while living with Haupers in St. Paul. Here her clear, uncomplicated lines reflect her youthful subject.

Playing with Cottonwood Tree
Artist Life
1878 - 1963
Accession Number
The artist; given to MIA, 1957.
Catalogue Raisonne
MMA p.38
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