Marquetry Artistry of Aimee Gorham
The Columbia River Marquetry Club will discuss the works of professional artist Aimee Spencer Gorham, a dominant Pacific Northwest figure in marquetry and stained glass. Saturday, Oct. 5, 10:45 am. Read more...
Professional artist Aimee Spencer Gorham (1883-1973) was a dominant Pacific Northwest figure in marquetry and stained glass for a period over sixty years. She taught art, worked as a commercial artist, designed beautiful stained glass windows for innumerable churches in the region, directed skilled cabinetmakers in wood marquetry work for WPA projects during the Great Depression, and did many distinguished marquetry murals, frequently on a grand scale, for churches, public schools, universities, banks, and government buildings throughout Oregon and for the 1939 World’s Fair.
The presentation will focus on much of Aimee Gorham’s marquetry work and especially those in The Irvington School, Jefferson High School, The Chapman School, U.S. Bank Lakewood Branch, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Oregon State University and Timberline Lodge.
Columbia River Marquetry Club: www.americanmarquetrysociety.com