Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
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Silhouettes By Marie #1

Silhouettes By Marie #1

Title

Silhouettes By Marie #1

Description

Helen Marie Casey Cook was born in 1918, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) with a Kg-PRI certificate in 1938. Her specialties are watercolor painting and cut-paper silhouettes. She has done several commissioned paintings for local organizations and businesses. One of her favorite subjects is a large stone barn near Cedar Falls.
She writes:"It was in December of 1969 when my path crossed that of Lorene Rose Diehl from Waterloo and I began to cut silhouettes of people. It is basically a lot of practice and I have cut many. Some days I would do over one hundred. It takes four to five minutes and then there is the pasting on a 5X7 white card. In the first year or so I began cutting houses and finishing details in India Ink and diluted India ink."

Creator

Cook, Marie C.

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2004-10-12

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=74
http://www.lucidplanet.com/iwa/ArtistPages/cookm.htm

Format

Paper cuttings

Type

Still image
Paperwork (Crafts)

Identifier

10122004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1086