Andrea Rich prints for sale

We are please to represent the woodcut prints of Andrea Rich, an American artist born in 1954. Her work is inspired by traditional Japanese woodblocks. It differs in that she uses both multiple blocks and the reduction method in which a single block is carved, printed and re-carved multiple times. Instead of watercolor her blocks are printed with oil based inks. Her work is highly sophisticated with vibrant colors and beautiful designs. The editions are small as the process, from beginning to end, is extremely labor intensive. She designs, carves and prints all her own work.

Rich has prints in several museums including the Woodson Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and the Santa Cruz Museum of Modern Art. All of her prints are based on personal observations of wildlife as viewed in their natural habitats. She has visited Australia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Madagascar, and Europe and has done many prints inspired by her home state of California.

ARTIST'S STATEMENTS - ANDREA RICH

"I first became interested in woodcut prints as a student at the University of Wisconsin in 1971 when I was introduced to Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. Their elegant compositions and intricate surface textures inspired me to explore the medium’s many possibilities for design. Woodcuts can be bold or subtle, crude or refined. The process of cutting the blocks has never ceased to delight me."

"I create my prints using a combination of methods. To create a print I will use multiple blocks as well as the reduction process. A typical print will require 9 to 15 print runs to complete. Since the reduction process destroys the blocks the editions can never be reprinted. If you make a mistake, you can’t go back and change it. My editions are 30 or less. I print using oil based ink because I prefer the stronger color and lightfastness and I print on oriental papers."

"Printmaking works for me because it slows me down and makes me have to consciously decide what I am putting in as well as what I am leaving out. Each mark is a conscious action, there are no happy accidents. Like a sculptor, I cut away what is unnecessary and am left with an image, clear and strong like the animals I portray."

"As to subject, life in all it's diverse forms holds great interest for me. I rarely include manmade objects, buildings or structures in my work. I like an organic line much more than a straight one."

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Aspen and Bluebirds -  RICH

Aspen and Bluebirds
Woodcut printed in colors, 2013, edition 30 16 x 20 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Rich makes reduction woodcuts which entails the use of one block only. (In this case, she used a combination of multiple blocks and the reduction method.) Our contemporary Dutch printmaker, Grietje Postma, also works in the reduction technique. In search of subjects, Rich has visited Australia, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Europe and many other other places.
$690

Cranes in Mist -  RICH

Cranes in Mist
Woodcut printed in colors, 2008, edition 30. 12 x 16 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

Grizzlies Foraging -  RICH

Grizzlies Foraging
Woodcut printed in colors, 2013, edition 30. 16 1/8 x 20 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This stunning landscape echos Viennese art and design during the 1890s.
$690

Heron Nests -  RICH

Heron Nests
Woodcut printed in colors, 2006, edition 30. 15 x 20 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram, lower right. Signed dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$660

Long-eared Owl -  RICH

Long-eared Owl
Woodcut printed in colors, 2014, edition 25 19 1/8 x 19 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram, lower left. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. (Typically, the artist uses ten to twenty blocks to complete an image.) This medium sized owl is found in North America and Europe.
$690

Northern Hawk Owl -  RICH

Northern Hawk Owl
Woodcut printed in colors, 2011, edition 30. 12 1/8 x 16 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

Owl with Dragonflies -  RICH

Owl with Dragonflies
Woodcut printed in colors, 2015, edition 30. 16 1/8 x 16 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$550

Pateka Brown Teal -  RICH

Pateka Brown Teal
Woodcut printed in colors, 1994, edition 24 20 x 16 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram, lower left. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. The brown teal is a native of New Zealand and is considered an endangered species.
$690

Pelicans at Big Sur -  RICH

Pelicans at Big Sur
Woodcut printed in colors, 2016, edition 28. 20 x 30 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram,lower left. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This is a large and impressive woodcut. Rich has works in several museums including the Woodson Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.
$1,300

Polar Bear and Skua -  RICH

Polar Bear and Skua
Woodcut printed in colors, 2018, edition 20 17 1/8 x 21 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram, lower left. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Skuas nest on the ground in temperate and Arctic regions and are long distant migrants.
$720

Red Shouldered Hawk -  RICH

Red Shouldered Hawk
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 25 15 1/4 x 19 3/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Rich produces her prints based on personal observations of wildlife in their natural habitats. She is a signature member of Artists for Conservation.
$690

Robins -  RICH

Robins
Woodcut printed in colors, 2019, edition 20 12 x 16 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition with full margins. Well known for her reduction woodcuts, Rich is a California printmaker who studied at the University of Wisconsin. We are pleased to now represent her work.
$420

Sunset on Westcliff -  RICH

Sunset on Westcliff
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 25. 12 x 16 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

The Flock (State I) -  RICH

The Flock (State I)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 10. 12 x 15 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, vibrant impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

Wood Ducks -  RICH

Wood Ducks
Woodcut printed in colors, 2015, edition 30. 12 x 16 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, vibrant impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420


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