Margaret Anna Zimmele (American, 1872-1964)
Cabbies at Dupont Circle
Oil-on-artist board, signed lower right. Having a pencil inscription on the reverse (of a later date) which reads:
“Cabbies backed into Dupont Circle, 1905 - a statue of Dupont where (the) fountain is now. This was the cab stand for some 20 or more carriages. The regular customers walked toward the circle & signaled the driver.”
Painting Size: 10” x 13.5”
Frame Size: 15.75 ” x 19.25”
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Zimmele was painter, sculptor and illustrator, born in Pittsburg in 1872. She received a B.F.A. from the Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College) and studied at the Pittsburgh School of Design. Zimmele studied under William Merritt Chase and other leading American artists.
In 1907, Zimmele moved to Washington, DC. And became a charter member of the Arts Club of Washington. From 1910-1940 she exhibited sculpture and paintings with the Society of Washington Artists, as well as at numerous other galleries and exhibitions.
Zimmele lived in Washington, DC for most of her adult life. She worked for the Office of Alien Property Custodianship at the start of World War I. She later became an art teacher, artist and decorator in Washington.
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