HERITAGE GALLERY I
THE HERITAGE GALLERY OF MARY WARDLEY CUNNINGHAM
Before there were computers and graphic design software, there was ink and water colors and pens. That is where it began for both my grandparents who met in art school in the early 1930's. The Massachusetts School of Art, that is. Now called the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the school was founded in 1873 and is one of the most prestigious Art Schools in the world. Most of the works of Art featured here were done in the 1930's onward for Newspapers, magazines and Ad campaigns. They were fashion advertisements where the women were drawn to look sleek and sophisticated, an art genre all its own. These are just a small sampling of her commercial works and some that were done in Art School for projects, etc. I have several large Art books packed full of drawings and Ad campaigns, cartoons and scribbles, much of which I will feature as I go through them.
The watercolor paintings were also created by my Grandmother (Nanny, we called her) and are marvelous works of Art. We have more to include as we get them together all in one place. They were painted reminders of her favorite places and much of my childhood summers spent on the coast in Maine. Enjoy.