'In the Alameda. Fuenterrabia' - 1919


Margaret Jordan Patterson. (1867 - 1950) United States: Margaret Jordan Patterson began her formal art studies at Pratt Institute with Arthur Wesley Dow in 1895. As was the case for many artists working at the turn of the century, her interests eventually took her to Europe. Throughout her lifetime Patterson returned to Europe for extended stays in Italy and France. The effects of atmosphere and light attained in Coast Cedars illustrate Patterson's acute skill in manipulating the inking and printing of woodblock. In making the sky lighter at the horizon line and the water deep blue, Patterson achieves the effect of spatial depth.

Patterson had a number of exhibitions in Paris in the teens. Later in her life she exhibited in both Boston and New York. Among her awards was an honorable mention at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 and a medal from the Philadelphia Watercolor Club in 1939. Today Patterson's work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Cleveland Art Museum and the Oakland Art Museum.


'The river walk'