%C2%A9 Elizabeth Olds

Three Men and a Fish, 1940


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Gift of Mrs. C.C. Bovey, 1941expand_more  P.11,769

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Elizabeth Olds was one of the first American artists to use silkscreen—traditionally a commercial process—for fine art. It was the late 1930s and Olds was working for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project in New York City. She was among a handful of artists whose experiments made silkscreen a workable medium for getting colorful, broadly appealing prints to the masses relatively cheaply. Olds's comic facility is obvious in her original figure types.

Three Men and a Fish
Artist Life
Accession Number
Mrs. Charles C. (Kate) Bovey, Minnepaolis; given to MIA, 1941.
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