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Wanda Prillaman Christmas Watercolor Painting with Greeting Cards, 1990

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Wanda McNeil Prillaman (American, 1934 – 2014)
Blue Ridge Foothills from Commonwealth Boulevard, 1990
Watercolor painting on paper
Signed to the lower left within image
Date and title inscribed along lower edge
Also included is a set of 6 Christmas greeting cards with reproductions of the painting printed in offset lithograph on the front; one card is housed in an acrylic case, and each is printed black-and-white interior design including signatures “Wanda & Hal Prillaman”

From the estate of Mrs. Wanda M. Prillaman.

Wanda McNeil Prillaman was an American watercolorist, teacher, and active member of the community in Martinsville, Virginia. Mrs. Prillaman studied art in the 1957 class of Radford College (now Radford University), and in 2007 she began painting a detailed view of the campus. The first panel, a 33-foot long piece that folded along architectural lines to create a free-standing, double-sided panorama, was unveiled at the University’s 2010 Centennial celebration. She was a well-known member of the Martinsville art community, teaching high school and community college art classes throughout her career in addition to maintaining a studio practice. Each Christmas season for over 40 years, she painted an original scene specifically to reproduce on unique greeting cards. She was a founding member of the Lynwood Artists group, was a board member at Piedmont Arts, and was a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society. Her work is held in private collections across the United States and Europe.


- slight ripple to watercolor painting paper; bow to mat and foam core backing board; presented on mat mounting without frame or glazing; edge wear to mat board with dented corners; slight edge wear to acrylic card case and backing insert.


32.0" W x 26.0" H x 0.25" D

- measures mat; visible painting measures 23.0" W x 16.0" H; folded cards measure 7.0" W x 5.0" H.

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