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Esther Bruton, Untitled (Church at Arroyo Seco)

A traditional Northern New Mexico village adobe church is shown facing to the right of the lithograph. Wooden crosses are visible to the right and along the left side of the church. Adobe dwellings ar seen behind the church, as are the mountains i nthe background. The print is realistic and graphic in composition and technique.
- Judith Kendall, I.S.A., AM

Esther Bruton
Esther Bruton is best known as a skilled muralist, and for her ability to work with wood and paint. Born in Alameda, California in 1896, she was raised there with her two sisters Margaret and Helen who were also artists. After attending a local public high school Esther joined her older sister Margaret in New York City. From 1917 to 1918 she studied under George Bridgeman at the Art Students League in New York. She studied commercial art at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts.
Untitled (Church at Arroyo Seco), c. 1930
sheet: 6 3/8 × 9 1/4 in. (16.2 × 23.5 cm) image: 3 1/4 × 4 1/4 in. (8.3 × 10.8 cm)
Gift of David and Carol Farmer