The Old Print Shop

Mabel A Hewit


Mabel A. Hewit (1903-1984) was born in Conneaut, Ohio in 1903. She was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and lived in Cleveland for fifty years. 

Hewit studied at Ohio State University where she was a member of the Pen and Brush Club.  She received her master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University.  During the early depression years, she studied with Blanche Lazzell at her studio in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  This is where she learned the process of white-line woodcut - a printmaking process she would use successfully for many years.  She exhibited at the Provincetown Art Association during these early years along with Gustave Baumann, Ethel Mars, Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, and Blanche Lazzell.

During the 1930s and 1940s, Hewit worked mostly as a printmaker - white-line woodcut, linocut, and lithography.  Her subjects depict a wide range of subjects including views of Provincetown and Saugatuck, Michigan, as well as scenes from Mexico and the West Indies, where she traveled frequently.

Hewit’s work is in numerous museum collections including the Amon Carter Museum; Cincinnati Art Museum; Cleveland Museum of Art; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art; Princeton University Art Museum; and the Rose Art Museum.