The Fairbanks Fine Arts Print Collection
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Work provided by Oregon State University


  • Thomas Handforth was born in 1897 and spent his early years in Tacoma, Washington. After his discharge from the Army in 1919 and completion of his formal art training in New York City, he began to explore, with the assistance of several grants, much of Europe and North Africa. His etchings and lithographs record his impressions of the cultures he visited. Handforth returned to the Pacific Northwest for a brief stay before once again setting out on a world wide journey. six of his years abroad were spent in China where he established a studio in Peking. Following a second discharge from the Army in 1943, Handforth resided in Washington State, New York City and Los Angeles, where he died in 1948. Besides using his artistic ability to capture images of the countries he visited, Handforth also illustrated several books. His prints were published regularly in the periodical Fine Prints of the Year during the 1920's and 1930's. The Print Corner handled the sale of his prints in the United States.
Work Type
Physical Extent
  • Hinge Portfolio
  • 7" x 8.25"
  • 87.61
  • Source of acquisition: Thomas Handforth's estate.
Submission Date
  • 10/27/2014
  • 08/03/2022


The Fairbanks Fine Arts Print Collection, Oregon State University. (28 May 2024). Narcissa Retrieved from


The Fairbanks Fine Arts Print Collection, Oregon State University. "Narcissa" Oregon Digital. 28 May 2024.


The Fairbanks Fine Arts Print Collection, Oregon State University. "Narcissa" Oregon Digital. Accessed 2024-05-28.


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Data Sources
Footer Number Term External URI
1 Handforth, Thomas
2 prints (visual works)
3 Oregon State University. Fairbanks Gallery
4 Oregon State University

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