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Maker(s):Alquist, Clara (attributed)
Culture:American (1877-1944)
Title:sign
Date Made:1920-1941
Type:Advertising
Materials:wood, paint, base metal: iron
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Deerfield
Measurements:overall: 21 1/2 in x 27 3/4 in; 54.61 cm x 70.485 cm
Accession Number:  HD 76.249
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. Douglas Bilodeau
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Wood sign painted red with black lettering reading "CLARA ALQUIST STUDIO / PAINTINGS OF / OLD DEERFIELD" and a wrought iron ring for hanging. Clara Alquist Sherman (1876-1944) and her husband, Ernest Sherman, arrived in Deerfield in 1921 and established the Acanthus Studio on Albany Road. Alquist specialized in painted landscapes in watercolors and oils, coats of arms, and illuminated verse. She was a member of the Society of Deerfield Industries, exhibiting with the Society until 1941, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, and the Deerfield Valley Arts Association. During the Great Depression Alquist found additional employment with the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Label Text:
Shop Sign for "CLARA ALQUIST STUDIO PAINTINGS OF OLD DEERFIELD" Attributed to Clara Alquist Sherman (1877-1944) Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1920-1941 Wood, paint, and wrought iron Gift of Douglas Bilodeau, 1976.249 Clara Alquist and her husband, Ernest Sherman, arrived in Deerfield in 1921 and established the Acanthus Studio on Albany Road. Alquist specialized in painted landscapes in watercolors and oils, coats of arms, and illuminated verse. She was a member of the Society of Deerfield Industries, exhibiting with the Society until 1941. The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and the Deerfield Valley Arts Association counted her among its members. During the Great Depression Alquist found additional employment with the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

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advertising

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