Kyra Markham: painter, printmaker
Kyra Markham (1891–1967) was a figurative painter, printmaker, and actress. Markham was briefly married to the architect Lloyd Wright, and five years later, married David Stoner Gaither. She worked for the Federal Arts Project, creating works of social realism that documented American life in the 1930s. During World War II, her art was focused on the propaganda effort against the Nazis.
In addition to her work as an artist, Markham was an accomplished actress. She appeared with the Chicago Little Theater from 1909 to the 1920s, with the Provincetown Players from 1916, and in movies in Los Angeles. In 1922 she married the architect Lloyd Wright and briefly had Frank Lloyd Wright as a father-in-law. From the 1920s until the Depression she obtained commercial commissions from clubs and restaurants.% | % | % | % | % | % | % | %