Maybelle Stamper '30s & '40s Works on Paper

April 2 - May 8, 2010

East Wing

Press Release

In the East Wing, CvsD is pleased to show several beguiling works on paper by Maybelle Stamper.  Stamper studied in New York City at the Art Student’s League in the 1920s, taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy in the ’30s and early ’40s.  In 1943 she settled on the small island of Captiva, off the coast of Florida, where she lived until she died in 1995.  These fragile works from the ’40s and ’50s feature magical biomorphic abstractions, some including micro-textual poems and brittle cobweb forms.