Bill Ritchie's art in Washington State
George Irving & Helen Quimby Estate Collection
"Morning Tree "
Provenance: 1965. Print. Relief. Printed from hand-cut wood plate in reductive manner. Colored inks. Image 13 X 13 in. on Asian paper. No. 5/5. Signed lower right. Also in the collections of Erin Goodwin-Guerrero, Gerald Pomeroy Estate, an anonymous collector in Turkey, and the Marysville School District collections.
About G. I. Quimby: George Irving Quimby was an anthopologist, professor and was director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture from 1968-1983. He died in February, 2003. His wife, Helen, survived another ten years. She was an artist.
Bill Ritchie's comment: It is my hunch that Helen Quimby had a lot to do with this family purchasing my print. It was at a time when G. I. Quimby was about to become the director of the Burke Museum when they bought the print, either at a Henry Gallery showing or from Francine Seders later on.
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