Monterey, CA: Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1986. First Edition. 4to. 72 pp. color and black & white illustrations. Essays by Roger Aiken and Richard Lorenz. Stiff color illustrated wrappers in fine condition (small owner name inside front cover). Item #19561
The uncommon catalog for a retrospective exhibition held at the Monterey Museum of Art in 1986. Henrietta Mary Shore (1880 – 1963) was a Canadian-born artist who lived a large part of her life in the United States, most notably California. In 1927 Shore was introduced to photographer Edward Weston. Weston was struck by his first encounter with Shore's work, saying "Shore now realizes a fusion of her own ego with a deep universality...When she paints a flower she IS that flower." They quickly became close friends. Shore moved to Carmel, CA in the late 1920s where she enjoyed 20 years of creative artistry and exhibitions of her work in various cities throughout the United States. She struggled financially during the Great Depression and her final years were spent in poverty and obscurity in a mental institution.