About This Artwork

Eleanor Coen
American, 1916-2010

Three Little Trees in the City, 1955

Color lithograph on ivory Japanese paper
362 x 439 mm (image); 445 x 584 mm (sheet)

Gift of Ellen F. Crain and Peter G. Fairweather in memory of Sally H. Fairweather, 2007.545

In 1941 Coen was the first woman to win the James Nelson Raymond Traveling Fellowship at SAIC, which allowed her to study at the School of Fine Arts in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. The most accomplished lithographic colorist of her generation, Coen was known for her urban landscapes and depictions of children, both themes seen in this color lithograph.

— Exhibition label, Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute in the Permanent Collection, October 17, 2015–February 14, 2016, Galleries 124–127.

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