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1930 - 2005


an organization of professional artists
founded in 1930

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Women Painters of Washington




Women Painters of Washington
extends our sincere thanks to
David Martin of Martin-Zambito Fine Art
for generously providing the text, photos and
other information regarding these artists.

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Blanche Morgan Losey
1912 - 1981


Untitled (Seattle Street Scene), c. 1938, watercolor on paper










Blanche Morgan Losey studied at the University of Washington and was a member of the Women Painters of Washington for forty years. She was a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and the National Association of Women Artists, NYC.

Her work of the 1930’s and early 1940’s was primarily in watercolor, executed in a crisp, hard-edged Precisionist style. She designed stage sets and costumes for many productions of the local Federal Theater Project including the “Negro Unit”. Her collection of stage and costume designs are in the University of Washington’s Special Collections.

In the mid-1940’s she turned to Surrealism and produced a body of work influenced by European artists like Salvador Dali and Giorgio DeChirico.
In addition to her activity as a painter, Losey was one of the leading Interior Designers in Seattle, her work included projects for the Seattle Opera House and Century 21, Seattle’s Worlds Fair. She was also the Director of Frederick & Nelson’s Interior Design department for many years.
She exhibited with the National Association of Women Artists in New York City, the Oakland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum and other regional venues.

Losey’s paintings are in the collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of History & Industry and University of Washington, Special Collections.

Untitled, c. 1945,
tempera on paper



One Third of a Nation, c. 1938,
ink & watercolor
(Set Design for Federal Theater
Project Production)


Her painting “Bombardier’s View”, c. 1942 was featured in the Henry Art Gallery’s exhibit and catalogue “What It Meant To Be Modern” by Sheryl Conkelton, 2000.

The same painting is reproduced in “The Pacific Northwest Landscape: A Painted History” by Kitty Harmon, Sasquatch Books, 2002.


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