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20th century
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Gift of Alice Tischler in memory of her aunt, Vera Bock, 2016.4
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A recent donation from the artist Vera Bock’s niece, included over fifty drawings for book interior and jacket illustrations designed by Bock, and a selection of books in which her illustrations appear. Bock and her mother spent a number of summers in Lincolnville, Maine, and it was during that time that she became acquainted with the Farnsworth and then-director Wendell Hadlock, who mounted two shows of her work, including a display of some of her book jackets. In 1957 Vera Bock designed the Poseidon logo for the Museum; it was subsequently modified by designer David Niles, and used during Marius Péladeau’s tenure as Farnsworth director through the late 1970s and 1980s.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.