THE WOODCUT

ARTISTS

 


SELF PORTRAITS
portraits of artists




Emil Armin


Bernard Brussel-Smith


Letterio Calapai
(detail)


Howard Cook


Helen West Heller


Rockwell Kent
(detail)


Charles Turzak


Lynd Ward





Lynd Ward Hand and Star

Self Portraits
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Karl Knaths
Double Self Portrait
lithograph
(detail)




Mary Mullineux
white-line woodcut
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Sigmund Abeles
Self Portrait - profile
(matchbook drawing)


Sigmund Abeles
Self Portrait (detail)


Sigmund Abeles
drawing


Leonard Baskin
Self Portrait at 27


Leonard Baskin
Self Portrait at 56


Charles Burns
scratchboard


Jim Dine
woodcut


Jim Dine
Self Portrait
in Convex Mirror


Eric Drooker
scratchboard


Fritz Eichenberg


Fritz Eichenberg
wood engraving
Antonio Frasconi
1963 woodcut


Antonio Frasconi
woodcut 1940


Antonio Frasconi


Michael McCurdy
from
Face to Face


Barry Moser
wood engraving


Barry Moser
self portrait at 60


Artemio Rodriguez
Mexico, b. 1972










































































































































































































































































William Blake


Eric Gill


William Nicholson
(detail)
Illustrated Alphabet


William Nicholson
(detail)
color lithograph
by
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Ernst Barlach


Ernst Barlach
by
Otto Pankok


Max Beckmann


Paul Emil Colin


Otto Dix
lithograph, 1960


M. C. Escher


Erich Heckel


Erich Heckel
lithograph, 1909


Erich Heckel
by
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner


Jacques Hnizdovsky


Anselm Kiefer
by
Joshua McGarvey


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner


Kathe Kollwitz


Jan Mankes


Frans Masereel


Edvard Munch


Emil Orlik
Exlibris


Emil Orlik
by
Bernhard Pankok


Bernard Pankok
drawing


Max Pechstein


Pablo Picasso
drawing


Karl Schmidt-Rottluff


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Hokusai Self Portrait 1839
Hokusai



Naoko Matsubara Self Portrait 1961
Naoko Matsubara



























































































































































































































































































































































































































































Albrecht Durer, naked man Self Portrait drawing
Albrecht Durer






Jan Lievens






















































































1900-1950 AMERICAN WOODCUTTERS


GRACE ALBEE   (1890-1985)


EMIL ARMIN   (1883-1971)


  
LETTERIO CALAPAI   (1902-1993)

Calapai, a realist painter and printmaker, was born in Boston, Massachusetts to poor Sicilian immigrants who brought him up with educational trips to nearby galleries and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He attended the Massachusetts Normal Art School and the School of Fine Arts and Crafts in Boston and later moved to New York City where he took part in the WPA's Federal Arts Project in the 1930s.

   • Childs Gallery, Boston
   • Self Portrait, woodcut
   • Keith Sheridan Fine Prints


  
HOWARD NORTON COOK   (1901-1980)
   • Howard Cook / American Art

      Self Portrait, 1931, wood-engraving
      Self Portrait, nd, woodcut
      Self Portrait, nd, wood-engraving
      Machinery, 1931, woodcut
      The Chrysler Building, 1930, wood-engraving


RICHARD V. CORRELL  (1904-1990)


  
  
ARTHUR WESLEY DOW   (1857-1922)

     • Color Woodblock Prints


  
LYONEL FEINGER   (1871-1956)
   Sussenborn, 1924, woodcut



  
ROWENA C. FRY   (1895-1989)
   The Stuff of Dreams 5" x 6" woodcut, 1940



  
ELIZA D. GARDINER   (1871-1955)

   • William P. Carl: Eliza Gardiner


  
  
FRANCES H. GEARHART   (1869-1959)

   • William P. Carl: Frances Gearhart
      South Mountain, c. 1930 color woodcut
   • Into the Blue, c. 1930, color woodcut


  
FRED GEARY   (1868-1955)

   • Contemporary Woodcuts, 1932


  
LEON GIMOUR   (1907-1996)
   Let the Living Rise 1937, wood-engraving


Gilmour learned the art of wood engraving from Paul Landacre after he had moved to California from the east coast. He was active with the American Artist's Congress


  
HENDRIK GLINTENKAMP   (1887-1946)


The painter and illustrator, Hendrik Glintenkamp, is known mainly for his anti-war illustrations that appeared in The Masses and other publications in the early twentieth century. As a painter, he was additionally successful, particularly in his landscape and urban scenes. Born in Augusta, New Jersey, he received his elementary art training at the National Academy of Design (1903-06) and was a student of Robert Henri.

   • An American Art Blog
   • The Annex Galleries


  
DOROTHY HAY (JENSEN) (1910-1999)

Supervisor of the Federal Art Project in Maine, 1936-1941; gathering information for the Index of American Design was one phase of their work. . .

   • Dorothy Hay Jensen Papers 1931-1991
   • Portland City Guide WPA 1940
   • A Century of Maine Printns: 1880s - 1980s


   Helen West Heller Nocturne woodcut
  
               ENLARGE IMAGE ABOVE


HELEN WEST HELLER   (1872-1955)

   • Nocturne, 1928 woodcut
   • Bird Hops Along the Wall 1949


HELEN HYDE   (American, 1868 - 1919)


  
WILLIAM JACOBS   (1897-1973)
   West Side, Chicago 1938 woodcut


Talented Chicago artist who studied at Hull-House and the Art Institute. He specialized in expressionist block prints and was active in the WPA program. . .


  
  
   Rockwell Kent Twilight of Man 1916 woodcut
ROCKWELL KENT   (1882-1971)

   • The Prints of Rockwell Kent (PDF)
   • That's Inked Up
   • William P. Carl: Rockwell Kent
   • Home Decorator and Color Guide by Rockwell Kent


   Paul Landacre
PAUL HAMBLETON LANDACRE
    (1893-1963)


   • wooodengraving 1
   • wooodengraving 2
   • 6 woodengraving


   J J Lankes woodcut
J. J. LANKES   (1884-1960)

   • Prints in Black


   Blanche Lazzell woodcut
   Blanche Lazzell color woodcut
BLANCHE LAZZELL   (1878-1956)
   MORE BELOW

   • Provincetown Art Association
   • Backyards, Provincetown, 1927 color woodcut


  
TOD LINDENMUTH   (1885-1976)

   • Low Tide at the Weir, c.1920, color linoleum cut


   Ethel Mars color woodcut 1910
ETHEL MARS   (1876-1934)

Ethel Mars was born in Springfield, Illinois and studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy in Ohio. With her companion, Maud Squires, she moved to Paris around 1906 and remained there until her death. During WWI she returned to the USA and worked in Provincetown.

   • Woman with A Fan and Sunflowers,
      1916-20, white-line woodcut



  
MILDRED McMILLEN   (1884-circa 1940)
   The Shipyard (Provincetown), 1915, woodcut


   Leo Meissner wood engraving Its a Small World
LEO MEISSNER   (1895-1977)
   It's A Small World wood-engraving 1930

   • Iris, wood-engraving 1942


   Mueller self portrait
HANS ALEXANDER MUELLER   (1888-1963)


  
MINNIE LOIS MURPHY   (1901-1962)


  
THOMAS W. NASON   (1889-1971)

   • Louisburg Square, Beacon Hill, Boston
      wood-engraving



  
B.J.O. NORDFELDT   (1878-1955)
   The Wave, Moonrise, 1906, color woodcut


  
ELIZABETH NORTON   (1887-1985)
   Beach, Provincetown, 1922, color woodcut


BETTY WALDO PARRISH   (1910-1986)


  
   Margaret Jorden Patterson
   Margaret Jorden Patterson Hearts Ease color woodcut
   Margaret Jordan Patterson Swans color woodcut
MARGARET JORDAN PATTERSON   (1867-1950)
   The Cathedral, Ana Capri, black & whet woodcut
   © 2013 collection of Scattergood-Moore

   Summer Clouds 1918, color woodcut
   Hearts Ease, color woodcut
   Swans, color woodcut circa 1920

Margaret Patterson worked as a painter, printmaker, and art teacher in the Boston area. She studied with Arthur W Dow and Charles H Woodbury in Boston. During the 1910s and 20s she studied and painted during summers in Europe and studied wood-block printing with Ethel Mars in Paris in 1913. During the 1940s she spent her summers teaching and painting at her studio on Monhegan Island. For her color wood block printing, Patterson developed an exacting procedure using only apple wood and grinding her own vegetable colors.

   FLOWERS:
   • Anemones
   • Poppies and Convolvolus, color woodcut, c. 1925
   • Water Lily watercolor, c. 1920s
   • Water Lily color woodcut, c.1924
   • Morning Glories, c. 1925 color woodcut
   • Petunias
   LANDSCAPES:
   • A Salt Creek, Cape Cod color woodcut
   • Coast Cedars, color woodcut
   • The Sands, Chatham, c. 1918 color woodcut
   OTHER WOODCUTS:
   • Monhegan, x.1920-23, colored woodcut
   • Main Street, Nantucket 1918
   • Spanish Coastal Town c. 1909

   LINKS:
   • Find a Grave Margaret J. Patterson
   • Outer Cape Art Auction
   • William P. Carl Fine Prints  |  artists
      Margaret Jordan Patterson
   • Dalton's American Decorative Arts | woodcuts



  
WILLIAM S. RICE   (1873-1963)

   • Marsh Moon c. 1925 color woodcut


RICHARD ROME   (1902-)


RUTH THOMSON SAUNDERS   (1901-1952)


  
  
  

CHARLES WILLIAM SMITH (1893-1987)

     • The Annex Galleries


  
MAUDE HUNT SQUIRE (1873-1955)

   • Bathers, color woodcut, c. 1917-19
   • Paramour Fine Arts: Artists


  
  
CHARLES TUZAK   (1899-1986)
   Man with Drill, 1934 woodcut
   Chicago Snow Storm, 1934, woodcut

Turzak's "Man with Drill" (above) explicitly illustrates the dehumanization through labor of the time, when man and machine seemed troublingly one. Such images recall the German Expressionists and their fear of the machine and, by extension, the woodcut graphic novels of Franz Masereel. Where Masereel strung together long series of woodcuts into silent graphic novels of social commentary, single images such as Turzak's ring just as powerfully as statements of social unrest. The visible vibrations rippling from the figure with the drill send shockwaves that threaten to topple the buildings in the background. In the face of the Great Depression and two world wars, such images strove to topple the powerful and help regain a sense of balance for the masses.

  
   Pink Hibiscus color woodctu, circa 1930-40


   • Modernism in the New City: Charles Tuzak
   • American Modernist Charles Turzak
   • Wooodcut Prints America
   • The Workers #1, 1934, woodcut


  
LYND WARD   (1905-1985)

   • All Painters (Russian): Lynd Ward


EARL ("E.M.) WASHINGTON   (1862-1952)

E. M. Washington was an African-American master wood-engraver and printer who between the early 1900s and the time of his death had amassed and printed from one of the largest collections of artists' wood blocks in the United States. In 1880 Washington moved to New York, but encountered racial and social prejudice. . . He eventually found a position in a small shop on the Lower East Side - he went on to perfect his skills as a master printer. - Philadelphia Print Shop

   • Muscular Man, wood-engraving after Paul Colin
   • Josephine Baker, wood-engraving after Paul Colin
   • Dancing Couple, wood-engraving after James L. Wells


     
MAX WEBER
   Nude With Upraised Arm, 1919-20 color woodcut

   • Standing Nude, 1919-20, color woodcut


   Marguerite and William Zorach Xmas card
THE ZORACHS:

   Marguerite Zorach woodcut on red paper
   1. MARGUERITE ZORACH (1887-1968)

      • William Carl: Marguerite Zorach
         Mother, Child & Dog, c. 1921 woodcut
         Flowers, c 1940, screen print

   William Zorach Sunrise c1916
   2. WILLIAM ZORACH (1887-1966)

      • Fisherman, Provincetown 1915 linocut
      • Provincetown Houses, c. 1916 woodcut




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PROVINCETOWN WHITE-LINE WOODCUTS

"Following the outbreak of World War I in Europe, a number of American artists returned to the United States, establishing themselves in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Among them were Ada Gilmore, Mildred McMillen, Ethel Mars, and Maude Squire, who had all been living in Paris. They were soon joined by B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Blanche Lazzell, and Juliette Nichols. These artists decided to work together in woodcuts, and each made highly personal contributions that helped to foster the development of the medium."

Hirschl & Adler, American Master Prints


As opposed to "traditional " (Japanese-style) color woodcuts which employed a separate block of or each color, the Provincetown Printers used only a single block with different areas of color separated by a thin carved groove to keep the colors from running together. On the finished print, the groove "printed" as a white line separating the colors (hence the alternate name "white-line" woodcut).

Steven Thomas Fine Arts



SELECTED ARTISTS:

CORA BOONE   (1871-1953)
   Ranunculus, c. 1930, white-line woodcut

  

ADA GILMORE CHAFFEE   (1883-1955)
   The Wild Goose, 1923, white-line woodcut

E. HERGESHIEMER

  
MABEL HEWIT   (1903-1984)
   Artnet

  
EDNA BOLES HOPKINS   (1872-1937)

"Edna Boies Hopkins, a protege of Arthur Wesley Dow, created a large body of woodblock prints until her career was cut short by severe arthritis when she reached her early 50s. . . "

   • Woodblock Dreams
   • Mountain Women, 1917, white-line woodcut
   • Nicotiana, c. 1909, color woodcut

   Karl Knaths
KARL KNATHS   (1891-1971)
   Gathering Quahogs, c. 1935, wood block print

  
  
   Blanche Lazzell color woodcut
BLANCHE LAZZELL   (1878-1956)
   Daisies, 1932 white-line woodcut
   Provincetown Artist Registry
   White-line Color Woodcuts
   Archives of American Art

ETHEL MARS   (1876-1956)
   Old Horse, c. 1905 color woodcut

ORA INGE MAXIN   1895-1982)
   block for Blue Bottle
   La Faouet, Brittany, ca. 1932, white-line woodcut

LILLIAN MESSER
   Provincetown Houses, n.d., white-line woodcut

  
        Self Portrait, ca. 1925-35
        colored white line woodcut

MARY MULLINEUX   (1875-1965)
   A Crowed Beach, c. 1925, white-line woodcut
   A Crowed Beach, c. 1925, black in on brown paper
   • Self Portrait in Fine Arts & 2

ANGELE MYER   (1896-1970)
   Fisherman, 1955, white-line woodcut
   Dune, 1952, white-line woodcut
   The Garden, 1954, white-line woodcut

JULIETTE S. NICHOLS   (1870-1958)
   Provincetown Wharf, c. 1920, white-line woodcut
   Provincetown Boats and Houses c. 1915-16

  
B. J. O. NORDFEDT (1878-1955)
   Expressionist Painter; Printmaker
   Art Experts Website:   Self Portrait oil
   Self-Portrait , 1940, oil on board
   Blue-water Fisherman c. 1916 white-line woodcut

E. RAVENSCROFT   (1876-1949)

MARY BURR RUSSELL

FLORA SCHOFIELD
   Harvest of the Sea n.d., white-line woodcut

MAUDE HUNT SQUIRE
   Clamdiggers, c. 1917, color woodcut

A. H. TAYLOR

HOPE HAZARD VOORHEES PFEIFFER   (1891-1972)
   A Provincetown Street, 1930, white-line woodcut

FEROL SIBLEY WARTHEN  (1890-1986)
   Star white-line woodcut
   Sailboat and Gull, 1971, white-line woodcut
   Ornaments, white-line woodcut
   Angel, 1952, white-line woodcut

  
   Cows Grazing in Dunes near Provincetown

AGNES WEINRICH   (1873-1947)
   Broken Fence white-line woodcut
   The Broken Fence, c. 1917, white-line woodcut



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CONTEMPORARY
AMERICAN WOODCUTTERS



      Sigmund Abeles, Self Portrait, c.1962, woodcut
           Self Portrait c1962, woodcut
   Sigmund Abeles, Philosophy Student, 1965, wood-engraving

SIGMUND ABELES
   • An Artist's Eye
   •" Making Faces, self portrait drawing


   Leonard Baskin Dead Crow woodcut
   Leonard Baskin
LEONARD BASKIN   (1922-2000)
   Two Dogs wood-engraving

   • A Human Document with Dead Crow proof
   • Monumental Woodcuts


CHARLES BURNS (b. 1955)

   • Fantagraphics Books
   • Charles Burns interview


   Elizabeth Cartlett share cropper color woodcut
ELIZABETH CARTLETT   (1915-2012)


  
  
  
  
JIM DINE   (b. 1935)

   • Spaightwood Galleries
   • Boston Globe Danforth Print Biennial
   • Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK


  
ERIC DROOKER

   • Sunday Afternoon woodcut


   Fritz Eichenberg
   Self Portrait from The Seven Deadly Sins
   wood engraving with Maoko Matsubara, 1975

FRITZ EICHENBERG   (1901-90)


  
HELEN FRANKENTHALER

   • Find Art


  
    Sacco and Vanzetti, nd, woodcut
  
    Negro Head, 1944, woodcut
   
    The Storm Is Coming, 1950, colored woodcut

ANTONIO FRASCONI   (1919-2013)

   • The Old Print Shop
   • Facebook
   • Nine Kinds of Pie
   • William Carl: Antonio Frasconi
   • Woodcut Master
      Self Portrait, 1947, woodcut


   George Lockwood Portrait of Redon colored woodcut
GEORGE LOCKWOOD   (1929-1969)

   • Homage to Redon, color wood-engraving


   Paul, Marcus, Topo Sombrero from Yearning To Breath Free 1999

PAUL MARCUS

   • Yearning to Breathe Free, 1999
      A portfolio of 12 woodcuts in edition of 25


  
      Self Portrait, from The First Ten, 1978


MICHAEL McCURDY (American, b. 1942)


  
  
BARRY MOSER   (American, b. 1940)

   • Pennyroyal Press: Portraits
   • R. Michelson Galleries


  
  
EMMY LOU PACKARD (1914-1998)

   • M Lee Stone Fine Prints
   • Frid, Diego, and Emmy Lou


JOHN PREBLE

   • Louisiana ABC's


  
MICHELE RAMIREZ (b.)

   • blogspot




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SELECTED BRITISH WOODCUTTERS



  
THOMAS BEWICK   (English, 1753-1828)


   William Blake Thenot and Colinet wood-engraving
   Thenot and Colinet wood engraving 1820-21

   1st of 17 illustrations by William Blake for
   The Pastroals of Virgil
   published by Dr. R.J. Thornton, 1821

WILLIAM BLAKE   (1757-1827)

   • Poets In The Landscape at Pallant House


  
ERIC GILL   (1882-1940)

   • Lovers: the Raised Bottom wood-engraving 1934
   • My love among the lilies wood-engraving 1925


  
ROBERT GIBBINGS   (1889-1958)

   • The City Walls, Salonica, nd, woodcut


  
JOHN F. GREENWOOD   (1885 - 1953)


  
  
GERTRUDE HERMES   (1901-1983)
   Stonehenge, 1963, woodcut
   High Explosives, 1926

"At Leon Underwood's School of Painting and Sculpture during the mid-1922os, Gertrude Hermes gravitated towards wood engraving and carving, working alongside Henry Moore. From 1924 to the 1930s most of Hermes's work was as a wood engraver. She participated in the revival of this art form in Britain between the wars as one of a group of artists who founded the English Wood Engraving Society in 1925. Hermes and a number of her contemporaries saw in it the opportunity of combining the discipline of design and the challenging restrictions of working with wood and ink, with the freedom and imaginative inventiveness of artistic expression. . . ." - Art Fortune

   • North House Gallery
   • The Swimmers, 1924, woodcut


  
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK   (1866-1941)

"Ethel Kirkpatrick was born in Dublin, Ireland, but most of her productive years were spent in London or South England. Although there are scant biographical details, Kirkpatrick was a watercolorist, oil painter and woodcut artist. She studied at the Royal Academy in London and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. She apparently visited the Near East, and exhibited prints based on her journey at The Royal Academy, The Society of Graver-Printers in Colour, and The Arts and Crafts Society. She lived at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, for some time, and many of her works depict views of that area." - Scholten: Japanese Woodblock Prints

   • Modern Printmakers:
      Ethel Kirkpatrick & watercolour
      The definitive Ethel Kirkpatrick
      Ethel Kirkpatric: an outgoing fleet
      Ethel Kirkpatrick Society: Colour woodcut tour of Cornwall
      Japon-Paris-Bretagne
      Ethel Kirkpatrick & Sylvan Boxsius
      Garrow, Findlay & MacNab
      William Nicholson
      O was for Orlik
      Emil Orlik after Japan
      William Nicholson: Square Book of Influences
   • Adventures in the Print Trade
      Woodcuts
      René Quillivic
      William Nicholson (1872-1949)


  
CLARE LEIGHTON   (English/American 1898-1989)
   Apple Picking (September) 1933

   • Planting Trees
   • William P Carl Fine Prints:
      Lambing, 1932, wood-engraving
      Stooking: August, 1933, wood-engraving
   • The Old Print Shop, NYC


   Paul Nash Boredom 1928 wood engraving
  
PAUL NASH   (1889-1946)

   • Paths into the Wood wood engraving 1930s
   • Winter Wood wood engraving 1930s


  
   Sir William Nicholson Swan color woodcut
Sir WILLIAM NICHOLSON   (English, 1872-1949)
   The Un-Common Cat, color woodcut
   Swans color woodcut

Nicholson's partnership with James Pryde, his brother-in-law, was conspicuous for striking graphical work and woodcuts - they were known as the Beggarstaff Brothers, and their poster work was significant historically. After 1900 Nicholson shifted his attention to painting, embarking on a series of portraits including J.M.Barrie, Rudyard Kipling and Max Beerbohm; he was involved in illustrating early volumes from Robert Graves, with Nancy, who was Graves' first wife.

  
      William Nicholson as pavement Artist
   AN ILLUSTRATED ALPHABET

   THE SQUARE BOOK OF ANIMALS
      Maridan Gallery: Swans

  
   • Portrait of William Nicholson
      color lithograph, 1897
      by James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)

      cover for Campbell's The Beggarstaff Posters

   • Sir William Nicholson: Tate
   • Philadelphia Print Shop
   • Goldmark Gallery
   • Robert Frew Ltd
   • Sunders Fine Art
   • Storm Fine Arts


  
   Early Morning, 1825, wood-engraving


SAMUEL PALMER   (1805-1881)
   • about Early Morning


   Agnes Miller Parker Siamese Cat color wood engraving
AGNES MILLER PARKER (1895-1980)
   Siamese Cat color wood-engraving 1939-40

   • Siamese Kittens wood-engraving 1936-37




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20th CENTURY EUROPEAN WOODCUTTERS



  
ERNST BARLACH   (German, 1870-1938)

   • Der Kopf/The Head 1919 10 woodcuts
   • Der Gottiche Bettler, 1922, woodcut
   • Die Wandlungen Gottes, 1920-21 10 woodcuts
   • Wallpurgisnacht/Halloween, 1923 woodcuts


  
  
GEORG BASELITZ   (German, b. 1938)


  
  
MAX BECKMANN   (German, 1884–1950)
   Self Portrait, woodcut, 1922
   Frau mit kerze woodcut

   • Prints by Beckmann
   German Expressionism: Max Beckmann
      German Expressionism: Artist Index


   Fritz Bleyl, woodcut
FRITZ BLEYL   (German, 1880-1966)
   founding member of Die Brucke in 1905.

   • tumblr: Fritz Bleyl


  
  
HELENA BOCHORAKOVA DITTRICHOVA
   (Czechoslovian 1894-1980)


PAUL COLIN   (French 1867-1949)
   • Self Portrait, nd, woodcut


  
OTTO DIX   (German, 1891-1969)


  
MAURITS CORNELIS "M.C." ESCHER
   (Dutch, 1898-1972)



  
ERICH HECKEL   (German)


  
JACQUES HNIZDOVSKY
   (Ukrainian/American 1915-1985)


   • Greenbaum Prints
   • Animal woodblock


   L M Jungnickel Lion color woodcut
LUDWIG HEINRICH JUNGNICKEL
   (German, 1881-1965)



  
  
  
ANSELM KIEFER   (German, contemporary)


  
  
ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER
   (German, 1880-1938)


   • Kirchner Woodcut I
   • Kirchner Woodcut II
   • Pinterest: Kirchner


  
KATHE KOLLWITZ   (German, 1867-1945)
   The Parents woodcut from the War portfolio, 1923

   • The Degenerate Prints of Kathe Kollwitz
   • The Widow II woodcut, 1922
   • Kathe Kollwitz Museum Berlin
   • Paperblog


  
JAN MANKES   (Dutch, 1889-1920)

   • www.janmankes.eu


  
GERHARD MARCHS   (German 1889-1981)
   Die Katzen (The Cats), 1920, woodcut


   Frans Masereel self portrait, woodcut, 1957
   Frans Masereel self portrait from The Sun 1919
   Frans Masereel
   Frans Masereel

FRANS MASEREEL (Belgium, 1889-1972)

A pacifist in World War I, Frans Masereel, tried to make his art accessible to the ordinary man. His works were banned by the Nazis and widely distributed in Communist countries. But he rejected "political" art and party affiliation, condemning all enslavements, oppression, war and violence, injustice, and the power of money. For more information see "Novels in Woodcuts" below.

   • ARTsurgeon: Frans Masereel
   • qesign.com
   • William P. Carl: Frans Masereel
   • Frans Masereel - Luna'Space


  
CLÉMENT MOREAU   (German, 1903-1988)


  
  
EDVARD MUNCH   (Norwegian, 1863-1944)

   • qesign.com


  
KAREL NEMEC   (Czech, 1879-1960)


  
EMIL NOLDE   (German, 1867-1956)


  
OTTO NUECKEL   (German, 1888-1955)
   Illusration for Versammlung by A.M. Frey
   Der Orchideengarten, 1919, issue 10

   (the World's First Fantasy. . .)


  
  
EMIL ORLIK   (Czechoslovakian, 1870-1932)
   Der Anarchist (Bernhard Pankok) woodcut
   The Japanese Painter Kano Tomonobu
   color woodcut, 1901


   • Portraits of Friends & Contemporaries
   • Lexikon: Emil Orlik
   • Image Archive:
      • Der Anarchist color woodcut, nd
      • Small Head woodcut, nd
      • Seamstress color woodcut, 1896
      • Greyhound woodcut, 1899
      • Japanese Painter color woodcut, 1901
      • Japanese Landscape w. Two Figures
         color woodcut, 1902

      Portraits
      Books


  
  
  
  
HANS ORLOWSKI   (German, 1894-1967)
   Alias: Hanns Otto Orlowski
   participated in Berlin Secession (1918), later Expressionist.

   • Study of a Man, woodcut, 1945-50
   • Frau mitt hochgeogener Schulter 1920


  
  
BERNHARD PANKOK   (German, 1872-1943)
   Portrait of Emil Orlik, woodcut 1897
   Kuhweide am Wasser (Cow pasture on water)
   color woodcut, 1949


Bernhard Pankok was a German painter, graphic artist, architect and designer. His works are characterized by the transition between Art Nouveau and the International Style.

   • Self Portrait, 1898, painting
   • Self Portrait 1930, painting
   • Self Portrait with Sketchbook litho, nd
   • PORTRAITS OF PAINTERS
      Bernhard Pankok


  
HERMANN MAX PECHSTEIN   (German, 1881-1955)


  
PABLE PICASSO   (Spanish, 1881-1973)

   • Goldmark Gallery Picasso


BIRGER SANDZEN
   (Swedish/American, 1871-1954)



  
KARL SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF   (German)


  
  
FELIX VALLOTTON   (Swiss, 1865-1925)




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   Hiroshige
Asakusa Rice Field during the Cock Festival at Otori Shrine (Asakusa tanbo tori no machi mode), from the series “One Hundred Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)”, 1857

Utagawa HIROSHIGE (Japanese, 1797-1858)

     • The Art Institute of Chicago


  
Katsushika HOKUSAI (Japaness, 1760-1849)


  
      China Roar! by Li  Hua, 1935

      National Art Museum of China, Beijing

LI HUA (China, 1907-1994)

The most straightforwardly political of the visual arts in China, beginning in the 1930s, and during the Creative Print Movelent, was woodblock prints. Supported by the Chinese left-wing writer Lu Xum, this ancient art form was reshaped to serve new political purposes. "One on the most famous early prints coming out of this movement is Li Hua's Roar China! inspired by China's helplessness in the face of Japanese aggressions that started with the Manchurian Incident in 1931. The woodblock print depicts the Chinese giant, bound and blindfolded, roaring with rage as he gropes for a knife to free himself. . ."

  
   • Struggle (c. 1946) - woodblock print, Raging Tide series
  
   • Arise (c. 1946) - woodblock print, Raging Tide series

   • Fleeing Refugees woodblock print, 1944
   • Efforts to Accelerate the Four Modernizations (1958)


  
YOSON IKEADA   (Japaness, 1895-1988)

     • The World of Ikeda Yoson
        Self Portrait 1952
     • The Sosaku Hanga Movement


  
  
NAOKO MATSUBARA   (Japaness/Canadian, b. 1937)

     •Abbozzo Gallery   |   art books
     • Nantucket Woodcuts, 1967
     •Viewing Japanese Prints
     •Woodblock printmaking of Matsubara
     • Solitute Portfolio by Maoko Matsubara


  
YAMAMOTO SHUNSHO   (Japaness, 1610-1682)

"Yamamoto Shunsho, an important illustrator in Kyoto who went in for the art of waka poems from his earlier years, collected manuscripts of main text and commentaries of Genji. Upon these materials he published woodcut print of illustrated “Tale of Genji” (E’iri Genji monogatari) in 1650 (Kei-an 3) and 1654 (Jou-oh 3) for the general readers." - The "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari) Database

   • The Tale of Genji 1654
      attributed to Lady Murasaki Shikibu (11th C)
      Woodcuts for the 1st edition of

      complete digitized copy
      illustrated Joh-oh (1654) edition

  
      book: Kiritsubo


  
Kitagawa UTAMARO   (Japaness, 1753-1806)

Kitagawa Utamaro was a Japanese printmaker and painter, who is considered one of the greatest artists of woodblock prints (ukiyo-e). His name was romanized as Outamaro. He is known especially for his masterfully composed studies of women, known as biding. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects.

  • The Fitzwilliam Museum: Utamaro
Three picture books (ehon) by Kitagawa Utamaro to accompany kyoja (playful 'crazy-verse' poems) on natural themes - each printed in colours from several carved woodblocks. On some pages mica, brass or tim dust has been applied to create sine and sparkle, and texture has been embossed from carved blocks pressed into the paper without ink ('blind embossing').

  
      01. Crawling Creatures 1788
  
      02. Gifts from the Ebb Tide 1789
  
      03. The Bird Book Myriad Birds 1790

  

  • EROTIC WOODCUTS:
   • Utamaro Shunga
   • Shunga Prnts
   • homoerotic woodcut
   • Wikimedia: Utamaro Shunga
   • Shungacho - Shunga
   •
Negai no itoguchi   (The Prelude to Desire)


ASIAN LINKS:

CHINA:

   • Chinese Prints
   • Modern Chinese Woodblock Prints
      & Revolutionary Art
(pdf)


JAPAN:
   • Japanese Prints
     • Ukiyo-e Periods and Art Movements:
        • Edo Period 1603-1868 (classical period of ukiyo-e)
        • The Meiji Period 1868-1912
        • The Shin Hanga Movement 1910-ca.1960
        • The Sosaku Hanga Movement
The Sosaku Hanga movement followed a new concept of what an artist should be. In traditional ukiyo-e printmaking process was strictly separated. The design, the carving, the printing and the publishing was done by different and highly specialized people. The Sosaku Hanga artists thought that the artist should be personally involved in all these stages. Not only the Sosaku Hanga theory but also their painting style were closer to Western ideals.
        • From Ukiyo-e to Moku Hanga
After World War II printmaking in Japan became more international. Western techniques like etching or silkscreen were adopted by Japanese artists. But woodblock printmaking remained the major printmaking technique in Japan. This international movement of making woodblock prints in old ukiyo-e tradition has established itself under the name of moku hanga.

   • Floating World Japanese woodblock




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HARTMANN SCHEDEL   (German, 1440-1514)
  
image above: The Blemmyae woodcut 1493

Schedel was a German physician, humanist, historian, and one of the first cartographers to use the printing press. . . He is best known for his writing the text for the Nuremberg Chronicle,. . . published in 1493 in Nuremberg. . . Maps in the Chronicle were the first ever illustrations of many cities and countries.

With the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1447, it became feasible to print books and maps for a larger customer basis. Because they had to be handwritten, books were previously rare and very expensive. Schedel was also a notable collector of books, art and old master prints. . ." - Wikipedia

  
"The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated Biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible; it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel, it appeared in 1493. It is one of the best-documented early printed books—an incunabulum —and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text. " - Wikipedia


   Jost Amman Blockcutte,r 1568, woodcut
JOST AMMAN   Blockcutter woodcut 1568


   Albrecht Durer Rhinoceros
ALBRECHT DURER   (German 1471-1528)
   • Albrecht Durer (Male Nude (Self Portrait)


   John Forster
  
JOHN FORSTER   (American, 1648-1682)
   Portrait of Richard Mather (woodcut) is
   considered the 1st woodcut printed in U.S.


  
   Paul Gauguin Mahana Atua The Day of God woodcut 1894-95
   Mahana Atua (The Day of God) woodcut


PAUL GAUGUIN   (French 1848-1903)

   • L'Enlevement d'Europe, 1898-1899, woodcut
   • Manae Tupapau (Noa Noa) c1891-93, woodcut


   Jan Lievens woodcut Philosopher
JAN LIEVENS   (Dutch, 1607-1674)

   • Self portrait etching


   Jose Guadalupe Posada woodcut death on horseback
JOSE GUADALUPE POSADA
   (Mexican, 1852-1913)


   • Photos of calavera and Posada




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NOTES

SELECTED LINKS

 


The Crib Sheet: February 2009
The Visual Telling of Stories by Dr. Chris Mullen
Megllan's Log: Woodcuts
American Art Prints and Printmaking
American WPA Era Art
Printsy: Printmakers of Etsy
woodblock dreams
Barenforum.org
McClain's Printmaking Supplies
Art of the Print
Princeton Un.: Graphic Arts
Liverenblog
Art Alliance Austin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  THE ART OF PRINTMAKING  

 

  THE ART OF WOODCUTTING  

  SELECTED WOODCUTTERS  

  SELECTED ILLUSTRATED PUBLICATIONS  




ACTIVIST ART - MOSTLY GRAPHICS


  ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS  

 

 

 


 

 

 

The extraordinary life and art of Helen West Heller

 

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TABLE OF CONTENT

 

INTRODUCTION

THE EARLY YEARS
(1872-1921)

THE CHICAGO YEARS
(1921-1932)

NEW YORK CITY  I
(1932-1941)

NEW YORK CITY  II
(1942-1955)

EPILOGUE & LINKS

 

 

HISTORY of WOODCUTTINGROBERT HARDY ANDREWROGER PAUL HELLERMIGRATORY URGE 1928NEW MASSES
AMERICAN ARITSTS' CONGRESS, 1936AMERICAN CONGRESS ARTISTSWOODCUTS U.S.A., 1947A HORRIBLE CRIME
ROSEHILL CEMETERYHWH TIMELINE •   SELECTED PRINT DEALERS •   WORDPRESS.COMCANTON, ILTEN TRIPS. . .
HELEN WEST HELLER RETROSPECTIVE 2003

 

 



 

 

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The President’s Speech: Illustrated by Nineteen Artists
NY: Independent Voters Committee of the Arts and Sciences for Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944