DescriptionThis card features a detail of a watercolor drawing by American artist Andrée Ruellen (1905–2006) depicting cardinals on a snowy winter day. Perfect for sending seasonal greetings, open the card and delight in a colorful interior. Greeting: Season's Greetings.
15 cards and 15 envelopes per box. 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''.
- 15 cards and 15 envelopes per box
- 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''
- Greeting: Season's Greetings
Art HistoryBorn in Manhattan on April 6, 1905, to French parents, Andrée first began exhibiting her work at the age of nine. She was known as a young woman for her sympathetic depictions of daily urban life, which she observed on the streets of New York City. By the time she was 15 years old, at the time her father died, she began selling her work to support herself and her mother. That same year, in 1920, she was awarded a scholarship to the Art Students League of New York where she studied with the noted painter Maurice Sterne. Ruellan spent much of the rest of the 1920s in Paris with her mother, where she met the painter John W. Taylor and married him in 1929. During the Depression, Ruellan and her husband made several trips to the American South, where the artist produced some of her most memorable work. Her paintings from this period are notable for their portrayals of ordinary African-Americans at work and at play. In later years, Ruellan's work was more influenced by Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, even though until the end of her career, Ruellan remained a Realist, committed to the notion that art should always depict lifelike qualities and reflect accurate depictions of humanity.