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MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT BARNEY. Duck, Duck!---Geese! Cover illustration for Women's World magazine, published October, 1937. Gouache, watercolor and graphite with wash on board. 470x381 mm; 18 1/2x15 inches, framed to 20 1/2x18 1/2 inches. Signed in orange, along lower right image. Unobtrusive vertical crease running from top down into image. Framed.
Barney (1881-1966) was the sister of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the illustrator of several children's books, including those of L. Frank Baum, as well as cover designs and illustrations for numerous magazines throughout the 1920s-40s. Encouraged by her older brother, she was successful and creative from an early age; during the depression and subsequent years, she expanded her repertoire into landscapes, needlepoint tapestry, and even fashion shoe designing. "She was largely responsible for revolutionizing the quality of illustration in children's readers"--Reed, "The Illustrator in America 1860-2000," page 165.
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