Margaret Voelker-Ferrier Mixed Media Drawings of Fashion Illustrations
Attributed to Margaret Voelker-Ferrier (American, 1948 – 2019)
Untitled (fashion illustrations), late 20th century
One charcoal and chalk drawing on paper and one ink drawing on paper
Artist’s name inscribed on the verso
Fashion illustrator and art educator, Margaret Voelker-Ferrier, was born in 1948 in Evansville, Indiana. Drawn to the allure of the fashion industry from a young age, Voelker-Ferrier attended the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP) before traveling to Paris to pursue her career. By the age of 28, Voelker-Ferrier became well-known across Europe for her illustrations, working for notable designers and creating influential pieces. She returned to Ohio to finish her education and ultimately became a professor her alma mater, motivating her students to pursue their own dreams in the fashion industry. Aside from her illustrations, Voelker-Ferrier created watercolor landscapes, particularly of Martha’s Vineyard, using her signature painting technique of wet on wet with a glaze. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Cincinnati.
- toning to the papers; some creases and curling present; light stains to the surface.
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