Ferol Sibley Warthen (b. 1890 d. 1986)
Printmaking, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Interviewer: Robert Brown
Interview of Ferol Sibley Warthen, conducted by Robert Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, at Warthen's home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on September 3, 1981. Warthen speaks of her childhood in Columbus, Ohio; attending the Columbus Art School; studying with Alice Schille and John E. Hussey; moving to New York City in 1910 to study at the Art Students League with Kenneth Hayes Miller and William Merritt Chase; moving back to Columbus to attend university to become a teacher; teaching art and design to high school students in Columbus; moving back to New York City to work in embroidery in a millinery shop; marrying her husband, Lee Roland Warthen, in 1925 and becoming a housewife while painting in her spare time; moving to Washington DC in 1935; her landscape and watercolor paintings; influences on her work such as Blanche Lazzell, Karl Knaths, and Fukwara Jin Basuke; making her woodblock and white line prints.
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