Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction
By Raymer Society
Monday, Jul 8, 12:00 PM
212 S. Main st Lindsborg, KS 67456, United States
This Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction includes the first rendition of the winning proposal for the Kansas Suffragist Memorial 2024 mural by Phyllis Pease of Manhattan, KS. All proceeds will go towards the creation and installation of the final 8' x 19' mural on the east side of the rotunda on the first floor of the Kansas Capitol.

Pease,Phyllis "Rebel Women" 2023 watercolor study for Kansas Capitol mural

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Pease,Phyllis "Rebel Women" 2023 watercolor study for Kansas Capitol mural
Pease, Phyllis "Rebel Women" 2023 watercolor study for Kansas Capitol mural, signed in lower right, good condition, unframed, image size: 30.5 x 71 inches. This watercolor is offered for auction as a fundraiser to pay for the Suffragist Memorial Mural.Phyllis Coon-Pease, Kansas artist, designer, and entrepreneur, attended Kansas State University earning a BFA majoring in Graphic Design. Worked for Willoughby Design, in Kansas City, as a designer and art director for 4 years. After starting a family, she began painting. The Pease family settled in Manhattan in 1997. Manhattan’s vibrant art community offered many ways to participate in gallery shows at Strecker-Nelson, events at the Manhattan Art Center and private pop up gallery exhibitions. Now she's primarily working in oil, focusing on figurative subject matter, landscapes, soft sculpture, and also venturing into abstract."As a proud Kansan, being able to work and thrive as a creative person and raise my children in Manhattan has been wonderful. I am incredibly honored and humbled to be working on the Suffragist Memorial project. As a native Kansan, I can't think of a better way to honor the history of my parents, family and state with this painting and the history of these incredible Kansas women."Thirteen suffragists are identified in the watercolor, a study for mural on the Kansas Capitol wall, first floor east of the rotunda.Key – Descriptions of depicted women1 Anna O. Anthony (1844-1916) from Leavenworth, sister-in-law of Susan B. Anthony, hosted national suffragists at her Leavenworth home during the 1887 campaign.2 Lutie Lytell (1875-1934) from Topeka- was the first African American woman admitted to the Kansas Bar Association in Topeka (1897), lectured on Kansas's marriage and divorce laws.3 Anna C. Wait (1837-1916) from Lincoln- was the owner and editor of the Lincoln Beacon, co-founded the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association (KESA) in 1884, and spread suffrage news for twenty years.4 Lilla D. Monroe (1858-1929) from WaKeeney/Topeka, was the first woman to practice law before the Kansas Supreme Court (1895), published the Kansas Woman’s Journal in Topeka, and gathered stories from 800 pioneer women.5 Annie L. Diggs (1848-1916) Lawrence/Topeka, was a Populist suffragist from Lawrence and KESA president (1899), helped to design the state library in the Capitol as State Librarian (1898-1902).6 Laura M. Johns (1849-1935) from Salina, president of KESA (1887-1895) and the Kansas Republican Woman’s Association (1892), helped to coordinate thirty suffrage conventions across Kansas beginning in 1892.7 Clarina I. H. Nichols (1810-1885) from Quindaro, a lecturer, editor, and Underground Railroad conductor in Quindaro, sparked and led the woman suffrage movement in Kansas beginning in 1859.8 Lizzie S. Sheldon (1851-1942) from Lawrence, was a KU law graduate (1900), wrote the resolution for full woman suffrage (on banner) in 1911, and ran for a seat on the Kansas Supreme Court (1914).9 Carolyn (Langston) Hughes Clark (1873-1938) from Lawrence/Topeka, was a civil rights advocate, urged African American women to enter politics as journalists (1892), and encouraged the literary education of her son Langston Hughes.10 Mary Jane “Mamie” Dillard (1874-1954) from Lawrence, was a prominent educator, who promoted civil rights in education and taught Langston Hughes in Lawrence. 11 Jane L. Brooks (1867-1945) from Wichita, was a KESA president (1917-18), and founded the first state chapter of the National League of Women Voters (1919) in Wichita.12 Lucy B. Johnston (1846-1937) from Topeka, was a lawyer, who expanded the Kansas Traveling Library collection and led the 1912 campaign to ratify the Kansas Equal Suffrage Amendment as KESA president.13 Minnie J. Grinstead (1869-1925) from Larned/Liberal, was the first woman elected to the Kansas House of Representatives (1918) and presented the joint resolution to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment (1919).
Condition: good
Dimensions: 36.5 x 72.5 in
Weight: 1.2 lb

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