Give the gift of American Color Woodcut prints with this box of 20 blank greeting cards, showcasing five images from the Chazen permanent collection.
“Color is a [splendid] feature of recent American printmaking. It lends a lushness to prints in all media, including woodcuts, prints from wood with dazzling chromatics… This was not always so. Most Americans who became involved with printmaking in the 1880s and half a century thereafter, were uninterested in color. There were exceptions, however, in the prints of a very few Americans who were creating woodcuts in the manner of the East rather than the West. Their art was influenced by Japanese prints and Japonisme– a craze for oriental art and decoration that swept across Europe and the US at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries.” (James Watrous, A Century of Color Woodcuts)
Frances Hammel Gearhart (American, 1869-1958), In Glacial Majesty, ca. 1925, color woodcut, John H. Van Vleck Endowment Fund purchase, 2000.84
Norma Bassett Hall (American, 1889-1957), Old Sycamore, ca. 1920, color woodcut, John H. Van Vleck Endowment Fund purchase, 2001.97
Bertha Lum (American, 1879-1954), The Fox Woman, 1916, printed 1921, color woodcut, James T. Watrous Endowment Fund purchase, 1991.98
Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956), Waitman T. Willey House, 1936, color woodcut, gift of Leslie and Johanna Garfield, 2002.99.13
Frank Morely Fletcher (American, 1866-1949), Mt. Shasta, California, ca. 1939, color woodcut, Juli Plant Grainger Endowment Fund purchase, 1996.1