|Dulah Llan Evans Krehbiel
Three Ladies at an Open Window
Oil on canvas
14 x 17 "
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
From 1910 through 1915, Dulah Llan Evans Krehbiel (1876-1951) worked out of her "Ridge Crafts Studio" in Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago where she and her husband - renowned American artist, muralist, and art educator, Albert Krehbiel (1873-1945) - had purchased a lovely large home. Here, Dulah created a line of exclusively designed cards and folders for all occasions. Her assistants, appropriately called the "Ridge Craft Girls," often pulled double duty as models for both Dulah's and Albert's paintings. Dulah's "Three Ladies at an Open Window," one of such paintings, was selected in 2001 for the permanent collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.