California 1. - Salinas River - FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER
Medium: woodcut printed in colors
FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927-28, edition 100. 12 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. (There's a small repaired tear in the lower right corner margin.) The importance of Fletcher both in England and later in America cannot be overstated. His seminal publication, Wood-Block Printing, published in 1916, had a lasting impact on many printmakers who explored the color woodcut medium. He came to America in 1923 and settled in Santa Barbara where he taught at the Santa Barbara School of Art. He became a naturalized citizen in 1926. This large print is an iconic arts and crafts California woodcut and is seen here in a stellar impression.
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