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LAURA WHEELER WARING (1887 - 1948) Still Life with Fruit.
Watercolor on cream wove paper, circa 1940. 292x355 mm; 11 1/2x14 inches. Signed in watercolor, lower left recto.
Provenance: estate of the artist; Milton Morris James, Yeadon, PA; private collection. Inscribed "'Still Life with Fruit' by Laura Wheelr Waring circa 1940, Property of Milton Morris James" in pencil, verso.
This charming watercolor comes from the artist's studio in Cheyney, PA. Upon returning from her studies in Paris in 1928, Waring organized and directed both the music and art departments at the historically black Cheyney State Teachers College in Pennsylvania, now Cheyney University. Her work is found in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Howard University, all in Washington, DC.