Elizabeth Lentz Horter (1900-1985). “Hong Kong Harbor.”
Ca. 1935. 8 3/4 x 11 7/8. Etching. Signed and titled in pencil by the artist, “Elizabeth Lentz Horter.” Faint diagonal crease upper left hand corner of image. Else, very good condition.
Elizabeth Lentz Horter is probably best known as the wife of Earl Horter. She planned her own obscurity because she promoted him and his work throughout difficult times. In her own right, though, she was a fine painter, illustrator, teacher and print maker. Because she did little to promote her own work, it is difficult to date her prints and paintings precisely; however, it is said that after Earl Horter’s death, she signed her work with her maiden name, Elizabeth Lentz. Well-executed and designed, her prints are found in the mediums of watercolor, etching, lithography and woodblock.