Spring Umbrellas - KATHARINE HOOD MCCORMICK
Medium: white line woodcut printed in colors
KATHARINE HOOD MCCORMICK
White line woodcut printed in colors, probably 1946-1947, edition unknown. 14 x 11 3/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this very rare print. The paper is a cream fibrous Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a wrinkle in the upper right corner of the sheet and remains of old tape on the verso along the top edge in three places. McCormick was one of the original Provincetown printers and her work was included in Janet Flint's seminal catalogue, "Provincetown Printers: A Woodcut Tradition."
(1983). McCormick was a Philadelphia artist, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was treasurer of the American Color Print Society. She was a regular visitor to Provincetown and became a frequent correspondent of Blanche Lazzell. Lazzell advised her to use colors freely and rely on inspiration at the time of printing. McCormick wrote, "It is not a paying business as far as price is concerned. I do them (blockprints) because I like to." There are six woodcuts by McCormick in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art including this one.
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