Guardian AngelNot Dated
17 in. x 24 in. (43.18 cm x 60.96 cm)
Lauren Ford, American, (1891–1973)
Object Type: Painting
Creation Place: North America, American
Medium and Support: Oil on Panel
Credit Line: Gift of Paul Euwer, Jr.
Accession Number: 1989.9
Iconographic of Ford’s work, this image showcases a child and angel meandering through the woods. Writer and illustrator of children's books, Ford often expresses Christan themes in present-day settings. Sent to study art in France at the age of 9, Ford was first exposed to Catholicism, studying medieval art, thus shaping her deeply intertwined artistic and spiritual career.
SURVEY OF AMERICAN PAINTING, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, October 24-December 15, 1940.
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