Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Marguerite Louis Blasingame  (1906 - 1947)

About
 

Summary

Examples of her work  
 

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  
 

Biography*

Museums

 
 

Book references

Magazine references pre-2007

 
 

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
 
Buy and Sell: Marguerite Louis Blasingame
  For sale ads Auction results*  
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for her*  
 

Dealers

Auction sales graphs*  
 

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  
 

Market Alert - Free

 
Lived/Active: Hawaii/California      Known for: figurative sculpture, Hawaiian scene

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription

Available for Marguerite Louis Blasingame:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Marguerite Blasingame)

yes

Biographical information (Marguerite Blasingame)

yes

Book references (Marguerite Blasingame)

7

Magazine references (Marguerite Blasingame)

1

Museum references (Marguerite Blasingame)

1

Dealers (Marguerite Blasingame)

4

Discussion board entries (Marguerite Blasingame)

0

Please send me Alert Updates for Marguerite Louis Blasingame (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
Marguerite Louis Blasingame
An example of work by Marguerite Louis Blasingame
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Marguerite Louis Blasingame (1906-1947)

Born in Honolulu and trained at Stanford University in California, Marguerite Blasingame returned to Hawaii where she became an established sculptor of figural works, many of them bas reliefs in wood and stone.  Her depictions were usually sinuous in contour with simplified anatomy.

Along with Isami Doi, Madge Tennent, and others, she founded the Hawaiian Mural Arts Guild in 1934.

She was among the artists in Hawaii who, before World War II, experimented with decorative pattern using natural forms, especially tropical foliage and flowers and used stylized imagery of Hawaiian figures in work that mirrored the similarly romanticized and exoticized Art Deco imagery depicting the people of French colonial Polynesia and South East Asia.

During the 1930s and 1940s, she was a WPA artist and filled many commissions for architectural panels, some of them very large in size.

She died in 1947 while traveling in Mexico.  The Honolulu Academy of Arts is among the public collections holding her works, and her sculptures in public places include an (untitled) 1935 marble sculpture in Ala Moana Park, Honolulu, and a 1939 bas relief at the entry to the Board of Water Supply building.

She is the author of a book titled "A Course in Art Appreciation for the Adult Layman," Stanford University Press.

Sources include:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Gordon Chang, Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970
in.com   
huffingtonpost.com 
Honolulu.gov

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.


Marguerite Blasingame is also mentioned in these AskART essays:
Artists who painted Hawaii

  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists