b. 1882
Margaree River, Canada

Oil on canvas, signed lower left and inscribed on reverse
Image size: 19 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches (49 x 39.5 cm)
Original Newcomb-Macklin Co. gilt frame

This is a scene of the Margaree river, found on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The steep and rugged slopes of a dissected canyon rise up behind the scenic wilderness surrounding the fast flowing tributary at the base of the valley.

The Artist

Josephine Pitkin, born in 1882, was known for her floral, wildlife and animal art. She married Rollin Corolus Newton in 1909, changing her name to Josephine Pitkin Newton. They lived in Scarsdale New York where their two children were born in 1910 and 1912.

Pitkin exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1909. Pitkin was a member of the National Associates of Women Painters and Sculptors.