Amaryllis, Color Woodblock Print
Grace Albee (American, 1890 – 1985)
Grace Albee was born in 1890 to a farm family in Rhode Island. While her father was not supportive of her artistic pursuits, she still went on to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. Shr married fellow artist Percy F. Albee. Grace would become known for her linocuts, woodcuts and engravings after she became interested in linocuts after her husband began experimenting with them. She lived in Paris for 5 years where she exhibited at different salons. Her art often depicted very detailed rural and urban landscapes based on the places she lived. She was elected as a full member for the National Academy of Design and continued to create art into her 90s until she died in 1985.