Sixteen Hand Printed Holiday Cards of California Missions
Palo Alto: Chelonia Studios, (n. d.), circa 1960s. SIGNED. Approximately 5-1/2 x 8 inches or vice versa, as some cards are printed horizontally and some vertically. Bifolia. Handmade tan paper with linocuts printed in black, black text to interior. Light toning, else fine. Near Fine.
A beautiful collection of greeting cards by Palo Alto artist Gloria Dudfield (1922-2015), each signed and labeled in pencil below the illustration; the illustrations are further captioned in print on p. , and "Seasons Greetings" is printed on p. . Dudfield primarily worked in oils, although her skill with linocuts here is admirable. It's unclear how long Chelonia Studios may have operated, as we find no other examples from the press in OCLC or online resources.