Strawberry Pickers

This 1938 lithograph by Doris Lee measures 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed and titled. Published by Associated American Artists in an edition of 250. Doris Lee was a successful Depression era artist. Born in Illinois, she studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and then in Paris with cubist painter Andre Lhote. Moving to Woodstock, NY to be near the ever growing artist colony, she became known for depicting life in rural America. In her later years she concentrated more on abstract images, concerned with pure form and color. Her painting "Thanksgiving" won her the Logan Purchase Prize in 1935 and has been recognized as one of the most popular images of this holiday to date. She was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Prize in 1944. Her art can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.