Margaret Casey Gates
They were sketched by an American artist, Margaret Casey Gates.
Mrs. Gates was a painter and art teacher originally from Washington, DC.
Between 1934 and 1941, a group of artists, including Mrs. Gates, began a series of trips to capture various scenic images of the beauty of the islands.
They were part of the Treasury Departments’ Painting and Sculpture Department.
In 1936, Mrs. Gates produced a collection of vivid watercolors including the painting, The White Gate, which featured the decorative patterns of wrought iron gates found in St. Thomas.
With works exhibited throughout the United States, Mrs. Gates’ talent was widely recognized.
In 1945, she won a coveted prize from the Washington Painters and Sculptor’s Association.
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