About this artwork
Born and raised in Texas, Kathleen Blackshear moved to Chicago to attend SAIC in 1924. She was hired to teach art history under Helen Gardner’s direction in 1926, the same year Gardner published the first edition of her groundbreaking art-history survey Art through the Ages—the first textbook of its kind to cover non-Western art. Throughout her 35 years as a faculty member of SAIC, Blackshear encouraged trips to the Field Museum of Natural History and the Oriental Institute, emphasizing the importance of giving academic and artistic credit to non-Western art.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Kathleen Blackshear
- Crabs, Etc.
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Etching in black on ivory laid paper
- Image/plate: 12.8 × 17.6 cm (5 1/16 × 6 15/16 in.); Sheet: 22.6 × 17.1 cm (8 15/16 × 6 3/4 in.)
- Bequest of Vera Berdich