White-Line Color Woodcuts

Margaret Judith Nelson (American, 1884-1963), Untitled (The Japanese Print), ca. 1930, white-line woodcut. Collection of John Rossetti.
Wed, 05/03/2017 - Sun, 08/06/2017
Decorative Arts Corridor

The white-line color woodcut was an early twentieth-century innovation that allowed artists to print multiple colors from a single carved woodblock. Originating with the Provincetown Printers in Massachusetts, the technique offered simplicity of execution as well as a painterly result. Featuring beautiful examples of white-line woodcuts ranging in subject, style, and complexity, this installation, along with a display of Arts and Crafts decorative arts, complements the harmonious ideals of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Little Library, on permanent view at the Museum.

Special thanks to John Rossetti.
 

Juanita Smith (American, 1866-1959), Blue Heron at Dawn, ca. 1930, white-line woodcut. Collection of John Rossetti.