Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wanda Gág Day!

School Days

Once again, it is time to celebrate the life of the inspirational artist Wanda Gág, born this day in 1893.

Here are some images from her scrapbook. Wanda had many formal shots taken for her books and other promotional use, but these seldom-seen images are of a more personal nature from her school days at the Saint Paul, Minneapolis, and New York art school.. They are more light-hearted than the formal poses, featuring her home-made clothes and, of course, cats.

An early shot of Wanda (on the right) with her girlfriends (in drag) performing a mock wedding ceremony:

College days and kittens:

Rooftop of her New York apartment, circa 1919:

Wanda as a farmer (with pipe), college days:

More college snapshots:

More on Wanda…

By Professor Batty


Anonymous Shoshanah said...

What I would give to be there in her college days!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

This is as close as we’re going to get until they do her bio-pic.

Blogger Shoshanah Marohn said...

You need to do it! The bio pic by Prof. batty himself!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Five movies!

#1- Childhood in New Ulm
#2- Art School
#3- Early Years in New York City
#4- Success
#5- Love and Death

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