Martha Mood

Martha Mood- "Harbor Front" Folk Cityscape Tapestry 1967





Tapestry of a town with a harbor full of boats. The tapestry is from Martha Mood's illustrated book. It is signed by her. Tapestry is not framed.

Artist Biography

Martha Mood, artist, photographer, and teacher, was born in Oakland, California, on June 21, 1908, the second of three children of August and Martha (Glaser) Wagele, both of whom had immigrated to California from Germany. In 1915 the family moved to San Rafael, California, where Martha attended parochial school and Dominican College High School. From 1926 to 1928 she studied art at the University of California at Berkeley, where she became familiar with Byzantine art and the work of Henri Matisse, both influential on her later work. She studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1928–29 and subsequently returned to Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor's degree with honors in 1931. The Witte Museum mounted two solo exhibitions of Martha Mood's work during this period, featuring her photographs in 1953 and her ceramic sculptures in 1957. Her works are in the collections of the McNay Museum, the San Antonio Art League, Trinity University, and numerous private collections.


H 38 in. x W 32 in. x D .05 in.