Nura Woodson Ulreich (American, 1899-1950)
Nura Woodson Ulreich
When Summer Comes, 1927
oil on canvas
signed, dated, titled, inscribed New York verso
40 x 34 inches
Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, 1929; #139.
Ulreich worked as a fine artist, illustrator (primarily of children’s books), and muralist. She was married to artist, Edward Buk Ulreich , who contributed several Vogue magazine covers in the 1920s.
Regarding her unique approach to art, she once said, "Childhood is a state of being. Children do not possess it; they express it. It is intact when they enter it and intact when they leave it. Childhood is not confined to flesh and blood children; whatever evokes within us gentleness, tenderness, or the desire to both laugh and cry is surely imbued with the spirit of childhood. And, as the Statue of Liberty can only symbolize an intangible idea, so paintings of children can be offered only as symbols of that universally beloved state." (The Montclair Times, December 16, 1948, p.19)
Excellent condition. No retouch or restoration. Custom made, contemporary frame in the style of Josef Hoffman.
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