Documenting the Discovery of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb
Saturday, September 23, 2023 - Friday, August 30, 2024$10
Pastels by Howard Fremont Stratton,
Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art
Howard Freemont Stratton, one of the original stockholders in the community of Rose Valley, spent time at the Tutankamen tomb site in 1925-1926. While there, he chose to make pastel drawings of the native Egyptian peasant to show their qualities of dignity and selfrespect. The use of pastel as the most suitable medium for interpreting the qualities of objects and atmosphere in the dry region around the Nile allowed the rendering of its colorfulness without crudity. The signatures on Mr. Stratton’s sketches are made in Egyptian hieroglyphics. 18 pastels will be exhibited.
Lower Studio, Thunderbird Lodge
Included with Museum Admission
Opens: September 23, 2023 Closes: August 30, 2024