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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
What's On The Easel?
Wiawaka is a holiday house for women. It has lake front property on Lake George, New York. It is one of the few remaining fully operational vacation/retreat centers which arose out of the women’s rights movement in the early part of the twentieth century. Founded in 1903 by Mary Wiltsie Fuller, Wiawaka provided “affordable vacations” for mainly immigrant female textile workers from Troy and Cohoes, New York, who lacked the economic means to find respite anywhere else.
This painting may be part of a series of paintings from that lake front property on Lake George where Georgia O'Keefe once painted. The painting is of the boathouse taken from a boat trip past the property.