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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Decorative Arts ➔ Print, Lithograph, "Near to Nature's Heart"

Identifier:
125444
Description:
A framed half-tone lithograph of a deer drinikng from a river in a wooded landscape. It is signed Zula Kenyon at lower left.

Zula Kenyon (1873 - 1947) was an illustrator and studied under Frederick Freer at the Art Institute in Chicago.  Although she completed some early work for various companies, she began doing artwork for the Gerlach Barklow Calendar Company of Joliet Illinois shortly after it was founded in 1907. 

However, in those days calendar company customers were reluctant to purchase images created by a women, and the company asked her to only sign her early work "Kenyon".  But she soon signed an exclusive contract with Gerlach Barklow Calendar company due to her work being so successful for its calendar images and sales. 

 
Date:
1947
Materials:
Wood, glass, paper and wooden backing.
Dimensions:
10"" h 11 1/2"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Ormsbee, Mr. And Mrs. Arthur
Rights:
Links:
https://americangallery.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/zula-kenyon-1873-1947/
Makers/Donors
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ormsbee

Examiner James Straub
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