Blanche Grambs

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Blanche Grambs
Archives of American Art - Blanche Grambs at work - 2129.jpg
Graham at her drafting table working on a pastel drawing. Photographed for the Works Progress Administration. From the collection of the Archives of American Art.
Born Blanche Mary Grambs
1916 (1916)
Beijing, China
Died 2010 (2011)
New York
Nationality American
Education Art Students League
Known for Painting, printmaking
Notable work Miners[1]
Miners Going to Work[2]

Blanche Grambs (born 1916) was an American artist who is known for her prints depicting the Great Depression, coal miners, the poor, and the unemployed.[3]


She was born in Beijing, China. She trained at the Art Students League in New York, and worked in the Federal Art Project during the New Deal. Grambs opened a studio in New York funded by her FAP money.[3]

Her illustrations appeared in over 30 children's books and in Woman's Day magazine.


  1. ^ "Miners by Blanche Grambs / American Art". Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Miners Going to Work by Blanche Grambs / American Art". Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Blanche Grambs". IFPDA. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Works Progress Administration.