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Wanda Hazel Gag (New Jersey/New York/Minnesota, 1893-1946) ink wash on cardstock drawing titled "The Martyr (Self Portrait)" depicting a nude woman with cropped black hair kneeling on a blanket in an interior setting. Signed "Wanda Gag" lower left, titled , lower center. Handwritten label with artist's name, title, medium, and date "c 1925," en verso. Float mounted under glass in a wooden frame. Cardstock: 12" H x 6 3/8" W. Sight: 13" H x 17 1/4" W. Framed: 28 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W. Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. Artist biography: Illustrator and printmaker Wanda Gag was born in New Ulm, Minnesota to a Bohemian (Czechoslovakian) family. Her father decorated houses and churches for a living and encouraged her artistic abilities. In 1910, her drawings were included in a traveling exhibition organized by the Minneapolis School of Art. She studied the St. Paul School of Art and the Minneapolis School of Art. In 1917, she won a scholarship to study at the Art Students League in New York City. A writer and illustrator of stories, she was recognized for her children's books, including Millions of Cats, and her illustrated translations of Grimm's Fairy Tales and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Her drawings and prints were exhibited extensively across the United States during her lifetime and can be found in museum collections in America and Europe. Condition: Overall very good condition with pinprick hole, top left and right. Examined outside of frame, work was lightly taped to backing that could be easily removed.