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Title: The Peach Tree
Name: Woodcut
Date: 1937
Period: Depression Era
Medium: Woodcut on paper
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (24.1 x 17.1 cm)
Signed: Malletta Dean 1937 in pencil, lower right
Inscription: The Peach Tree in pencil, lower left
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Transferred from the Applied Art Department, Iowa State University. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museusms, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM82.232
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Highly stylized woodcut of fruit-baring trees and a small shed situated among tall hills.

Dean was born in 1907 in Spokane, Washington and lived there until 1927. He then moved to San Francisco and enrolled in the California School of Fine Art. During the Depression, he was active in the WPA.