Christmas card by Maria Petrie, 1922, woodcut designed by her featuring mother and babe
PETRIE, Maria (1922)
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
12cm x 19cm, woodcut signed in pencil ("Maria Petrie 1922"), card signed inside, "Best Xmas wishes from Eric and Maria Petrie"
Maria Zimmern (later Petrie) was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1887. She studied sculpture at the Staedel Art Institute in Frankfurt for three years, and then became a pupil of Aristide Maillol in Paris. Her sculpture was exhibited in Paris and Brussels before the outbreak of World War I, but after her marriage to British schoolmaster F. Eric Petrie in 1913 she shifted focus to painting, lecturing and writing. There is a nice photo of Maria working on her portrait bust of G. K. Chesterton in her studio present in the National Portrait Gallery collection (NPG x12725). Maria Petrie wrote a book published in 1946 titled Art and Regeneration, on the subject of art as therapy.
Stock Code: 231315