Lilian May Miller: Little White Plum Tree Small Boxed Cards
Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Published with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Lilian May Miller
Little White Plum Tree, early 20th century
American painter and printmaker Lilian May Miller (1895–1943) lived between two worlds. Born and raised in Japan, she began studying Japanese painting styles at age nine and was later honored with the art name Gyokka (Jeweled Flower). After attending Vassar College in New York, the artist, an unconventional woman who preferred to be called “Jack,” would ultimately support herself with woodblock printing. She carved her own blocks and printed her own work, which became sought after for both its delicacy and atmospheric power.