Thursday, December 23, 2010

richardson rome winters in kansas city

In 1929 Richardson Rome came to work for John H. Bender at the Alden Galleries in Kansas City, MO. He worked the winter months of 1929, 1930, 1931, and 1932 as a lecturer and manager. In the fall of 1933 Rome stepped down. That year Alden Galleries published High Country: An Artist's Colorado, a collection of fifteen block prints by Rome. He held an associate membership with the Kansas City Society of Artists. He was one among several that had a studio at 1718 Holly Street in Kansas City.

Here is what J. H. Bender said about Richardson Rome in his monthly publication Fine Prints, Vol. 3, No. 3, February, 1934, pp.66-74.  Double click on image or text to see it larger.

(Fine Prints, Vol. 3, No. 4, February 1934, p.66-75, courtesy of the
Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th St, Kansas City, MO, accessed December 4, 2010. High Country: An Artist's Colorado, courtesy of  Nicholas Angelo Fine Art,, 4089 Ute Highway (Highway 66), Lyons, Colorado, (303) 823-0607. Minnesota Prints And Printmakers, 1900-1945 by Robert Crump, Minnesota Historical Society, p.157, accessed November 18, 2010.   Old Estes by Dave Tanton,, accessed November 18, 2010)

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