Artist NameRosella Hartman (Junction City 1894 - 1993 Woodstock)
Date of Artwork1933
MediumBrush and black ink on paper
SizeGift of Susan and Steven Hirsch, class of 1971, 1995.12, Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

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Working in the art colony of Woodstock, New York, after World War I, painter Rosella Hartman made drawings, lithographs, and oils of cozy encounters between animals in the local countryside, adding people infrequently. In 1933 a couple has joined their Siamese cat in a drawing she made of the threesome in front of rushing falls tumbling into a small pool. Makeshift walls of rocks enclose them in a shelter-like niche. Born in Kansas, Hartman trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League. She married sculptor Paul Fiene in 1923 after meeting him at the League's summer workshop in Woodstock.