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Elizabeth Olds

(1896—1991)


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Olds, Elizabeth (1896–1991)

OLDS, Elizabeth (1896 - 1991), Printmaker, cartoonist

338 From Elizabeth Lane in St Luke Old Street, London, [12] December [1826]

‘OLD STRANGE THINGES’Constituting Old Age in Early Modern English Literature from Queen Elizabeth to King Lear. By Christopher Martin Reading Shakespeare. By Michael Alexander

MEYER, Julienne Elizabeth (born 1956), Professor of Nursing Care for Older People, City University London, since 1999; Executive Director, My Home Life, since 2007

Old English Poetics: The Aesthetics of the Familiar in Anglo-Saxon England. By elizabeth m. tyler.

Dana Elizabeth Weiner. Race and Rights: Fighting Slavery and Prejudice in the Old Northwest, 1830–1870.

The Source of ‘Old holy Sculpture’ and of other Borrowings, Visual and Verbal, in Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Roosters’

Old Testament Apocryphal Images in European Art (Gothenberg Studies in Art and Architecture, 30). By Elizabeth Philpot.

670 From Elizabeth Goodman [in Mile End Old Town, London] to Joseph Markwell, overseer of Rayleigh, 19 May 1834

355 From Elizabeth Lane in [St Luke Old Street] London to [William] Chisolm, overseer of St Botolph, Colchester, 23 August 1827

673 From Elizabeth Goodman [in Mile End Old Town, London] to Joseph Markwell in Rayleigh, 18 December [1834]

354 From Elizabeth Lane [in St Luke Old Street, London] to the overseer of St Botolph, Colchester, 20 August 1827

669 From Elizabeth Goodman [in Mile End Old Town, London] to Joseph Markwell, overseer of Rayleigh, 23 December 1833

671 From Elizabeth Goodman [in Mile End Old Town, London] to Joseph Markwell, overseer of Rayleigh, 28 August 1834

674 From Elizabeth Goodman [in Mile End Old Town, London] to Joseph Markwell, overseer of Rayleigh, 23 December 1834

668 From Elizabeth Goodman [in Mile End Old Town, London] to Joseph Markwell, overseer of Rayleigh, 1 October [1833]

348 From Elizabeth Lane in [St Luke Old Street] London to [William] Chisolm, overseer of St Botolph, Colchester, 7 February 1827

New Indians, Old Wars. By Elizabeth Cook-Lynn. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. xvi, 226 pp. $32.95, ISBN 978-0-252-03166-3.)

 

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(1896–1991).

Printmaker and painter. Known particularly for prints representing contemporary American life, often from a leftist, worker-oriented viewpoint, she also produced satirical and nonpolitical subjects. In her early years, she also painted portraits and later, worked with watercolor and collage. Born in Minneapolis, she studied architecture at the University of Minnesota before transferring to the Minneapolis School of Art (now Minneapolis College of Art and Design). In the early 1920s George Luks became a mentor at the Art Students League. In 1925 she left for Europe to study and travel. After returning to the United States in 1929, she lived in New Hampshire before moving to Omaha in 1932. There she took up lithography and, convinced that American artists should confront the realities of American life, produced a series of ten lithographs picturing subjects observed in the Omaha stockyards. Between 1933 and 1940 she worked for federal art projects in Omaha and, from 1935, in New York. Reflecting her interest in egalitarian causes, she became a leader in advocating large editions of prints that could be made available to the general public at an affordable cost. In 1936 she participated in founding the American Artists' Congress. Stylistically, her work varied, according to its purpose, from straightforward realism to forcefully patterned, emotionally charged interpretation. Her color lithograph Steel Mills (1938) falls somewhere in between: a sketchy cluster of workers' houses cowers before strong, overpowering mill forms. Olds also contributed illustrations to several publications, including The Masses, and after World War II she wrote and illustrated six notable children's books. She died in Sarasota, Florida, where she had resided since 1972.

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