Elizabeth Lentz Horter. “Manayunk Hillside.”
Ca. 1945. 8 1/8 x 9 7/8. Lithograph. Signed and titled in pencil by the artist. Edition: 11/14. Very good condition.
Elizabeth Lentz Horter (1900-1985) 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.