Margaret Voelker-Ferrier Mixed Media Drawings of Fashion Illustrations
Margaret Voelker-Ferrier (American, 1948 – 2019)
Untitled (fashion illustration), late 20th century
Three ink and pastel drawing on paper and one ink drawing on synthetic paper over charcoal drawing on board
Fashion illustrator and art educator, Margaret Voelker-Ferrier, was born in 1948 in Evansville, Indiana. Drawn to the allure of the fashion industry from a young age, Voelker-Ferrier attended the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP) before traveling to Paris to pursue her career. By the age of 28, Voelker-Ferrier became well-known across Europe for her illustrations, working for notable designers and creating influential pieces. She returned to Ohio to finish her education and ultimately became a professor her alma mater, motivating her students to pursue their own dreams in the fashion industry. Aside from her illustrations, Voelker-Ferrier created watercolor landscapes, particularly of Martha’s Vineyard, using her signature painting technique of wet on wet with a glaze. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Cincinnati.
- abrasions to the board’s edges; some stains throughout; creases and curling present to the paper.
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