Welcome to America, Early 1900's by Elizabeth Kennen

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Artist Statement

"I looked at many incredible photos of immigrants in the early 1900's. How amazing and emotional it must have been to finally reach New York and see the Statue of Liberty welcoming you. Seeing all of these beautiful, brave families who fled all kinds of horrible situations to come to America... it got me to thinking of my grandfather arriving with his family to Ellis Island from Galicia. As I painted in watercolor, I thought of these families and of people today seeking a new life here." - Elizabeth Kennen

I'm an artist based in the SF Bay Area, working in both watercolor and oils. Favorite subjects are landscapes, nature studies and architecture. I love to paint something with a sense of history about it, adding layers of color and detail. Inspiration for compositions come from various travels, and from studying the beautiful and amazing terrain of Northern California.

About We Were Strangers Too

We Were Strangers Too is a collection of designs showing how diverse and universal the refugee experience truly is. Proceeds support the Anti-Defamation League, the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.