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 Zula Kenyon  (1873 - 1947)

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Lived/Active: California/Illinois/Wisconsin      Known for: calendar illustration, landscape paintings

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Delaina Sadler

Zula Kenyon print called A Rockbound Coast
I have not seen a art work by Kenyon like this. It is Signed and has a "c" with a circle around it by the signature. The picture is of a rocky coast, waves craggy rocks and green trees, It has an overall green hue. Is anyone familiar with it?

laurette lopardo

guiltiest feeling by zula kenyon
I have a framed print that hung in my Aunt's room as a baby. She was born in 1913.

becky keller

I have this very old picture in a old frame that is of a Woman holding a baby as she is walking up an old staircase. It is black and whit. You can seethe staircase bannister, and what looks like white mums.


Alone Ms Zula Kenyon
I have a wonderful picture in an old wooden frame of the woman in a boat called Alone. On the back it talks about GRIT, Americas Greatest Family Newspaper. This is a Reproduction as stated on the top of the paper. It gives no date for the reproduction and the poem on the back is just wonderful. Titled As A Maid Thinketh
by Guy W Bilsland Any one have any ideas about this wonderfully haunting picture?


Zula Kenyon print
Found a Zula Kenyon signed pastel picture of lady looking to her right with purple flowers. Does anyone know anything about this?

Tenisa Turner

Zula Kenyon print
I cannot find another print like mine anywhere on the web. It is called pride of old Kentucky. It is 10 1/4 x 16 1/4. Does anyone know why it is hard to find? Is it rare? Thanks for the feedback.

Ann Forrester

girl on a bench looking up at a bird
Google Simon Glucklich and I think you will find he painted the girl on the green bench. It was of his blind daughter and she is listening more than looking. His paintings are similar to Zula Kenyon. I think his were sometimes made into puzzles. I have a print of this that I bought at an antique shop for $25 a few years ago.

Shawn Lardi

Bluebird of Happiness (painting?)
We have as a family heirloom an original painting signed Zula Kenyon. It depicts a beautiful toddler with blonde ringlets standing next to a birdbath, and a bluebird is perched on a branch that is overhanging the top of the birdbath. It was always explained to us that it was the bluebird of happiness. I know it is not a print because of the size (3 1/2' x 4 1/2 ')and also because some of the pastel/paint has leached onto the inside of the glass. The lore here is that the work was painted as a birthday gift for my great-grandmother and was finished at the 11th hour. Because it needed to be framed and ready, glass was put on the work before the setting medium had dried, thus explaining the color on the inside of the glass. My family around 1920 owned one of the first large-scale ice cream factories in northern Illinois, so I would believe they had the money to hire Ms. Kenyon. The toddler does not look like any of the others I have seen in Ms. Kenyon's prints. Is there anywhere I could find a record of Ms. Kenyon's private commissions, so I could put a year to this work?

Donna Hopper

George Washingtons boyhood home
I have a painting by Zula Kenyon that is of George Washington's boyhood home with him as a child walking up to it. Could you tell me an approximate value of such a painting?

Leonard Wilson
I bought zula kenyons my bluebird some years ago at a carboot sale on the back of the picture it said it was purchased for a wedding gift for someone in canada in the 1920s. I throught it was quite interesting as I did not know any thing about zula kenyon.

Curtis L Dupuy

pastel by zula keynon titled "Vivian"
I am interested to know the value of this pastel, in the original frame and borders.

Mary Winder

A World of Happiness
I have a framed picture by Zula Kenyon entitled "A World of Happiness." It hung in my mother's bedroom when she was a child, and I think it si quite beautiful. I have noticed that many of the descriptions of this artist's works refer to bluebirds being in many of her paintings. The birds in "A World of Happiness," however, I believe are not bluebirds but swallows or martins. They have forked tails and do not look like bluebirds. I am wondering if the birds in her other paintings that people think are bluebirds are actually swallows or martins, too. It's not that important, but I am just curious about it. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Paula Andersen

Zula Kenyon "Song of the Bluebird" Print
My father has several Bluebird pictures with a little girl in them. Can anyone tell me who she is? We were wondering if the little girl is Shirley Temple? Thanks!

Tretnt Stephan

just found painting
I just found and bought a pastel signed "KenYon". It is orginal on canvas with a few tares in the canvas, the color is brigth and clean.

It is of a woman sitting at a piano reaching up to three charubs handing her flowers.

Was this painting ever re-printed. Any info helpful.

Thanks, Trent

Rachel Bryant

Zula Kenyon
I have a Zula Kenyon picture that belonged to my great-grandmother and is dated 1912. It is of a young girl with brown hair coiled into a bun. She is in a lacy dress and holding a voilin at her side. Does anyone have any information on this print?


three spaniels.
My family has had a Zula picture for over 70 years it is of three spaniels in the woods. It is about 12x14 in size. Does anyone know anything of interest about this picture.


I have this picture of a lady holding yellow flowers. It is signed by the artist in pencil. The picture is done in charcoal. Would like to know if anyone can tell me anything about it. It is by Zula Kenyon. The dimensions are oval 13 by 6.5. Thank you!


I have this picture of a lady holding yellow flowers. It is signed and I think it is either charcol or pencil. Would like to know anything about it. It is by Zula Kenyon. The dimensions are oval 13 by 6.5. Thank you


response to Karen and Barbara
I have a black and white picture of a girl in a green dress sitting on a bench looking up toward a bird. Would like to know name of picture,when created.My grandmother received it for graduation,1928 from her mother.

Brian Martin

Looking For Zula Kenyon Prints with my Grandmother/Great Grandmother
Helo all. I recently discovered that my great-grandmother posed for Zula Kenyon from 1915-1917. I am very interested in locating a few of the originals and I was wondering if anyone could help.Specifically I am looking for: "Like no other Love", it is the painting of the woman in gold on the stairs holding the baby (that is my great-grandmother (Marie Sheik/Henneberry) holding my grandmother. She was also in "Goddess of Summer" "Orchid" and we believe "My Luv is like a Red Red Rose". She may have been in more paintings that we are unaware of and I would be interested in locating any with a similar woman in them. If you know where I could get the original or signed prints of any of those paintings I would be much appreciated! Thanks.


Zula Kenyon
I have a original Zula Kenyon calendar. it is the top of the calendar and is in a frame that is just as old. the calendar is december 1913. it is a winding river alined with tress. i have never seen this before. it (frame)is approximately 24in long by 20in wide. feed back?

Gail S

print-log cabin-cameo Abe Lincoln
We found this framed pastel print in my grandmother's things recently. It is of a log cabin with a cameo photo of Lincoln in upper left corner. Approx size is 13" high & 6" wide. What can anyone tell us about it's value & year it was done. We do not know where she got it.


Print -girl on bench , robin in birch tree
young girl in a green dress, sitting on a bench, looking up at a robin bird sitting in a birch tree...I have 10 of these, each a little different in color and hue and size. One I got in Canada, one in CA, one in NY, etc. Someone told me that the print was a free give away for a Ponds Cold Cream or Ivory soap, but I have never been able to really find the source. The print was popular in the late 20's and 30's I think since one print was given to my grandmother and she labeled it "from dear old Cora, Christmas 1930."

linda branch

zula kenyon
lady looking right,holding muted color violets,signature printed in pencil ,frame old,made of wood and plaster with detail dark gold bronze color, backcover cardboard nails holding in place,estate find in cincinnati,ohio,1980 size about 12.5 x 6,5 inches any info


need information
i have a reproduction of a log house on a lake and a woman with a child walking to the house with two big trees between the house and the lake. sold to miss mc mullen , 5638 235 4018 1 1/2. 8 inches by 16 aprox. If yo have any info... the G-B., Joliet U.S.A. signature V.W.


Zula Kenyon
I have an old framed print of a young girl in a green dress, sitting on a bench, looking up at a robin bird sitting in a birch tree. Would someone be kind enough to share your knowledge of this with me? Thank you!

Donna D

Zula Kenyon
I have a small (4"x5") print titled"The Land Of The Sky Blue Waters", signed and (also printed), by Zula Kenyon. I can't seem to find any data on this particular print.It was probabily clipped from a calender. Now it is in a frame. Someone said there were 2 Zula kenyons, one famous and one not. Can you tell me more about this? Thank you.--Donna


Zula Kenyon
I have a print of a young girl, sitting on a bench among birch trees, gazing up at a bluebird in the branches. There is no signature. Is this a Zula Kenyon? It seems to be so much her style and subject matter. Thanks.


zula kenyon
I have a print by Zula Kenyon. On the bottom it says The birthplace of
Washington, and has a picture of him in the upper left corner. It was copywrited 1914 by the Gerlach-Barklow Co. Any info of value would be appreciated. Thanks


Die Hausfrau Prints
I have found some wonderful prints in a group of old Die Hausfrau Magazines. From a multiple amount of artists although I am unable to locate the name on many of them. Anyone who can help please email me. Thanks Andrea

BJ Smith

Zula Kenyon
I'm a distant cousin of Miss Zula. If you need help identifying any of her prints e-mail. She was a 1st cousin of my grandmother.
Have a wonderful time enjoying her work!


zula kenyon
Pam, I just purchased the same print of a little girl looking up at a bird. Did you ever find out about the artist/value of the print? I have been unable to. thx


Brought a Zula Kenyon
I have a watercolour of a little girl looking up at a branch with a bird delightful. signed Zula Kenyon Would like to know more about it looks quite old, she is holding a branch with blossom.
The bird is blue

ted meyer

zula kenyon
the picture that i have is called is 20'long and 14 wd. is this odd for her kinds of work. i sure could use some help determining how old the picture is about. thank you ted meyer

ted meyer

zula kenyon
this picture is a lady sitting a boat all alone. does anyone know anything about it. it's also signed.their is a moon behind her.


The Rose Queens
I found an old calendar (1918) this week, with chalk art work, in an antique store. Where these calendars all originals? What could the value of this be? Is it possible I have an original?


I found a painting of hers in a old frame but it is not like the others I have seen of hers. It has mountians in the back over looking a small lake looking threw big pine trees. It has nothing else but her name on the bottom right. Can someone help me?

Melissa Bradley

Zula Kenyon print - Lady, Horse and Dog
I have a framed print by Zula Kenyon that I found in an antique shop. The subject is of a victorian young woman holding out part of her dress to feed something to a stately looking horse. There is a collie dog watching expectantly in between!

Sheila clifford

Zula KenYon Prints
I am looking for this artist art work. Any suggestions where to find any?


I am trying to find out information about a picture that I own. It is by Z. Kenyon, and is of George Washington's childhood home. It has a headshot of George Washington in the upper left corner and says "Wakefield" on the bottom, middle of the picture. It is signed Z.Kenyon-G.B. Co. Can anyone tell me anything about it?

Curtis Dupuy

zula kenyon
Dear Ann Rehm,

Some more pertinent information on "Vivian". Mine is wearing a pink dress dropped over the shoulder and her face is facing left? Strange? Have a nice day, Curtis Dupuy.

Curtis Dupuy

zula kenyon
To the lady who has the Victorian Lady holding the pansies, I have one, also. The title is "vivian". I do not know its value or worth, but would be interested in learning more about this water color or chalk? Thanks, Curtis Dupuy


Zula Kenyon
From my years of collecting and selling her pieces, Bluebirds and children must have been a favorite. During her long career, she produced over 250 calendar prints for the Gerlach-Barklow Company. You will find many of her lithographs with this name on it and the piece framed in a gold and blue frame. As for prices on her pieces, it all depends on what you need the price for, resell $10 - $80 in an antique shop. $3.00 at a garage sale. Original works, not lithos, would sell for more in the right market based on condition.


I have an old Zula Kenyon Print called "My Bluebird". A darling little girl holding wild flowers in her dress and looking up at a bluebird. I wonder what year this print came out. It's in an old not very ornate original frame. Does anyone know what the value might be. Size is 11.50 x 14.75. thanks!


Zula Kenyon
I have had a water color signed by Zula for years. I do not know the name. It is of a winding stream, there is no date, but appears to be very old.

Any feedback on this would be appreciated

Sue Fitzwater

Zula Kenyon Print
I have just purchased a print that is signed Zula Kenyon and it is the Loves Melody 1913. It's about 10x13. It has a lady playing the piano with a child sitting on the floor and a doll laying next to the child. I would appreciate any info (value) on this piece. I can't find it in any of the books?? Thanks, Sue

Linda Davis

Zula Kenyon
I was in a friends garage when I noticed a painting of young girl ballerinas.
It was signed Zula Kenyon.
I looked her name up on line and told my friend she should put the painting in the house!!! She asked someone about the painting and they told her there were two artist named Zula Kenyon and that hers was done by the not famous one ???? Does any one know if this is a true statement and is there any where that I can find information on this picture.


Zula Kenyon Lithograph
Mine is of Bridal Falls in Yosemite. No date does anyone know when she did these?



I've got several dog and cat postcards by Zula Kenyon. The first one was given to me by my parents in the late 1980's and on the back of the frame it says that it's one of a series she did of dogs & cats. Does anyone know how many of these postcards she did? Thank you.


zula kenyon indian prints
I am from Australia and have inherited two Zula Kenyon prints; one of an indian woman in a canoe(it's not the southern moon print) another an indian woman on a log feeding a squirrel. They match beautifully. they were my grandma's and i think they were from her parent's house. Does anyone know of these prints? I would love to find out more about them. Thankyou! Lucia

Sharon Howard

Zula Kenyon
It seems many people have Zula's "Bluebirds" not sure but, was it mass produced? My Mom has this print which is faded and torn.She now is in a nursing home but let me read what she wrote on the back of the frame (it's a frame she put the picture in) "This picture is older than me (born 1922) I can never remember it not hanging on our walls in Minnesota-Your Grandpa Gaither use to tell me when I was little, that it was me. I believed it too, until I was up towards the age of five.I always wondered where those pretty blue shoes were- Mom" I just would like to know the age of this picture or approx. date 'this' picture was produced?I have no desire to rid of it as I will hang this on my walls and pass it on to my grandchildren..Thanks, any info would be appreciated! Sharon

martha mckevlin

Original or print
I have recently purchased an old Zula Kenyon piece and would like to be able to tell if it is an original or a print. It is on rough paper and has no signs of either brush stokes or 'dots'. Did she make aquatints or mezzotints? Did she use pastels? Thanks for any info.


Near To Nature's Heart
I have a print or painting by Zula Kenyon. It is called Near To Nature's Heart. It is a nature scene with a deer drinking in a river or creek. I would like some information on it if anyone has some.

Teresa Stout

Indian Woman in canoe
I have just recieved a wonderful print from my husband for Christmas of an Indian maiden in a canoe in moonlight. He purschased this print for me from an antique store f because I collect canoe items. It is framed in a wonderful old frame. The print is signed Zula Kenyon so I looked for more information on the web and was pleased to find this sight. The picture is truely lovely! Can anyone tell me more about it?

Lori Smith

Zula Kenyon Rosebuds
I have a Zula Kenyon. It measures 4 1/2" by 9". It is a woman with long hair over her shoulder gazing at a rose. She has a ring on her left ring finger. It is very soft pastel and on a very fibrous paper (not a lithograph). Signature looks like it could be original. On the back it says "Rosebuds" 4 1/2 X 9 "May be sold in any mount in which other 4 1/2 X 9 prints are shown. This is unlike most other "prints" I have seen. Could this be an original or is this how they were made. It is definitely old. Can anybody help??

Susan Sanford

Treasured Relative
Zula was a cousin of my grandmother.As a child I adored Nana's copy of Zula's Bluebird picture. Now I love to research antique shopsetc. to find another Zula.I only wish I could have met her and her sister Haidee.Her work has obviously brought much joyand inspiration. Bluebirds do bring happiness. Susan


Zula Kenyon books
Hi, Does anybody know if there are any books available for Zula Kenyon?

cathy claussen

zula kenyon
I have recently come upon a head and shoulder portrait done by Zula Kenyon and I would like to find out more info.

Sharon Gergen

Zula Kenyon
I have been dealing in Zula Kenyon prints since 1981 and love her work - right now I am not as active, but would be happy to try to help anyone identify her work - there is also a book "Vintage Illustrations" by Rick & Charlotte Martin which has a section devoted to Zula - she is famous for her pictures, calendar top, covers for Die Hausfrau, and post cards - have a Happy Zula Day

Ann Rehm

I would like information on a Zula Kenyon print of a victorian lady, head to waist facing right. She has the obligatory topknot hairstyle and the drape (purple) has dropped from her right shoulder. There is a very faint purple coloring on the violets she is holding in front of her and lt. yellow and green on the leaves. It is signed Zula Kenyon with an exaggerated tail on the Y and the K.

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