Florine Stettheimer Boxed Notecard Assortment
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Early modernist Florine Stettheimer (American, 1871–1944) was a well-known figure in New York society, famous for her salons and her art. Newly returned from abroad at the outbreak of World War I, she and her sisters Carrie and Ettie began hosting gatherings with prominent writers and artists including Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, and Carl Van Vechten. These friends often became subjects for her paintings, which she rarely exhibited and never sold. Many of her works commemorate special occasions, and although she included herself in these paintings, she is usually depicted as a detached observer. She can be found in Asbury Park South, standing still in the midst of the festivities, holding a green parasol. Stettheimer is also known for her set and costume designs for Four Saints in Three Acts, an avant-garde opera by Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein. Artworks represented in this notecard set were included in the 2017 exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry at the Jewish Museum in New York.
Contains 5 each of the following notecards:
Picnic at Bedford Hills, 1918
Asbury Park South, 1920
Spring Sale at Bendel’s, 1921