During the 19th Century, woodcuts and wood engravings served as the primary media for reproductions in newspapers, magazines, and printed texts. Until the German Expressionists revitalized interest in the technique, most artist/printmakers had preferred to make etchings. Inspired by European avant-garde images, Japanese woodcut designs, and a modern re-interpretation of traditional uses for these media, American artists began to make woodcuts and wood engravings in increasing numbers.
This exhibition displays the work of more that forty artists who made woodblock relief prints an important aspect of their artistic output. Divided into thematic groups, the exhibition allows the viewer to see how different artists used the media throughout the century to create landscapes, urban scenes, figurative and expressionist images.
Number of objects: 50
Installation Space: 200 linear feet
EXHIBITION FEE: $5,500.00