Color Linocut, Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Linocut, Prints

Linocuts

Broadway Moonlight. Emily Trueblood. Three-block linocut, 2006.  Edition 50. Image size 10 x 8" (255 x 203 mm). LINK.

Broadway Moonlight. Emily Trueblood. Three-block linocut, 2006. Edition 50. Image size 10 x 8″ (255 x 203 mm). LINK.

Linocut printmaking is a form of relief printing, using a linoleum block as a matrix. The artist sketches a composition on a block of linoleum, and then cuts away pieces from the surface with a chisel or gouge, leaving a raised area which will receive the ink. A roller is then used to apply ink to this raised surface, and the image is transferred to paper with a press or by hand burnishing and rubbing. Since the recessed cut-away areas do not receive ink, they appear white on the printed image.

The method matches that of a woodblock, but since the linoleum block does not have a directional wood grain, the surface of the print will have less texture and the artist has more freedom in the line work. The linoleum takes all types of lines, but it is suited to large designs with high contrasting tints. If an artist wants to incorporate multiple colors into the linocut, each color will be printed with its own carved linoleum block. The print is created by printing a sheet of paper with each of the blocks in turn, using a strict method of registration to avoid overlapping or misplacement. The greater the complexity, the greater the rate of failed or imperfect impressions.

Below are several of the linocuts we have in our 20th century and contemporary inventory. Stop by our Georgetown gallery to see the prints in person, and look at more linocuts!

Sea View. Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2005. Edition 25. Image size 8 1/4 x 17 5/8" (206 x 345 mm). LINK.

Sea View. Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2005. Edition 25. Image size 8 1/4 x 17 5/8″ (206 x 345 mm). LINK.

Carp.  Valenti Angelo. Color linocut, undated. Image size 6 1/4 x 8 3/4" (152 x 223 mm). LINK.

Carp. Valenti Angelo. Color linocut, undated. Image size 6 1/4 x 8 3/4″ (152 x 223 mm). LINK.

N. H. Bridge.  Stanley Kaplan. Color linocut, 1997. Edition 25. Image size 8 1/4 x 13" (210 x 330 mm). LINK.

N. H. Bridge. Stanley Kaplan. Color linocut, 1997. Edition 25. Image size 8 1/4 x 13″ (210 x 330 mm). LINK.

Studio Scene w/Doves. Matt Phillips. Linocut, 1976. Image size 22 x 15 3/4" (560 x 400 mm). LINK.

Studio Scene w/Doves. Matt Phillips. Linocut, 1976. Image size 22 x 15 3/4″ (560 x 400 mm). LINK.

El Juego. Karima Muyaes. Color reduction linocut, 2007. Edition 3. Image size 17 3/4 x 11 7/8" (450 x 303 mm). LINK.

El Juego. Karima Muyaes. Color reduction linocut, 2007. Edition 3. Image size 17 3/4 x 11 7/8″ (450 x 303 mm). LINK.

Division Street. Richard Sloat. Three-color linocut, 1995. Edition 50. Image size 7 1/8 x 13 7/8" (180 x 354 mm). LINK.

Division Street. Richard Sloat. Three-color linocut, 1995. Edition 50. Image size 7 1/8 x 13 7/8″ (180 x 354 mm). LINK.

Still Life with Top Hat & Dove in Cage. Matt Phillips. Linocut, 1978. Image size 9 15/16 x 7 15/16" (252 x 202 mm). LINK.

Still Life with Top Hat & Dove in Cage. Matt Phillips. Linocut, 1978. Image size 9 15/16 x 7 15/16″ (252 x 202 mm). LINK.

Vibrato II. Stanley Kaplan. Color linocut, 2006. Edition 25. Image size 12 x 18" (305 x 457 mm). LINK.

Vibrato II. Stanley Kaplan. Color linocut, 2006. Edition 25. Image size 12 x 18″ (305 x 457 mm). LINK.

Dusk at Baker's Beach.  [Massachusetts.]  Emily Trueblood. Three-block linocut, 2006. Edition 50. Image size 3 7/8 x 5 7/8" (98 x 150 mm). LINK.

Dusk at Baker’s Beach. [Massachusetts.] Emily Trueblood. Three-block linocut, 2006. Edition 50. Image size 3 7/8 x 5 7/8″ (98 x 150 mm). LINK.

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PER∙FORM to open in July

On the High Wire.  [New York, NY.] By Ellen Nathan Singer. Woodcut, 2010.

On the High Wire. [New York, NY.] By Ellen Nathan Singer. Woodcut, 2010.

PER∙FORM

We are very happy to announce our upcoming summer show, PER∙FORM, which opens on Friday, July 19, 2013. As always, there will be a nighttime reception at the gallery from 5-8pm on that opening Friday. The show will stay up on the gallery walls until September 14, 2013.

PER∙FORM celebrates depictions of dancers, musicians, circus performers, and stars of the stage, and pulls from our inventory of both early 20th century and contemporary prints. Ranging from abstract to figurative, these compositions are ambitious and inventive in their attempt to capture sound, forms in movement, and the indefinable energy- both physical and emotional- that fuels and motivates performers.

Vibrato II. By Stanley Kaplan. Color linocut, 2006.

Vibrato II. By Stanley Kaplan. Color linocut, 2006.

Highlights include Stanley Kaplan’s Vibrato II, which uses multiple, repeated cuts into a linoleum matrix to mimic the quiver of its musical title and an original offset lithograph, circa 1938, that announces the arrival of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus performers to 5th and Florida Avenue in Washington, DC. Another showstopper is Robert Riggs’ Drum Major. Completed in charcoal and red crayon, Riggs uses deft and simple line work to conjure up a musician who has given his whole body over to the performance- back arched and foot in mid stomp.

Untitled. [Drum Major]. By Robert Riggs. Charcoal & red crayon, c.1930.

Untitled. [Drum Major]. By Robert Riggs. Charcoal & red crayon, c.1930.

Several prints offer more intimate compositions- dancers hovering in the wings of a theater, a reserved and focused duo practicing for a recital. These serve as a nice contrast to scenes of rigorous athleticism and dramatic lighting mixing on center stage.  As such, this collection of prints not only showcases the spirit and emotive vitality of performers, but also draws attention to the diverse venues in which these performers execute their talent. Scenes are set under striped circus tents and red-curtained stages, as well as on subway platforms and city streets- proving that these printmakers were inspired by acts of performance both  practiced and spontaneous.

You said you had a Story?  (Sweet Smell of Success.). By Maya Hardin. Softground, 2002.

You said you had a Story? (Sweet Smell of Success.) By Maya Hardin. Softground, 2002.

Subway Dance. By Joseph Essig. Etching printed in color, finished by hand, 2007.

Subway Dance. By Joseph Essig. Etching printed in color, finished by hand, 2007.

Selected Artists: Abe Blashko, Central PTG and Illinois Co., Robert Cook, Joseph Essig, Eugene C. Fitsch, Thomas Handforth, Maya Hardin, Stanley Kaplan, Dorie Marder, Doel Reed, Robert Riggs, Arnold Ronnebeck, John Ross, Andree Ruellan, Georges Schreiber, Thomas Seawell, Ellen Nathan Singer, John Sloan, Sam Swerdloff, and Bruce Waldman.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey. Published by Central PTG. and Illinois. Co., Chicago, U.S.A. Offset lithograph, c. 1938.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey. Published by Central PTG. and Illinois. Co., Chicago, U.S.A. Offset lithograph, c. 1938.

PER∙FORM on the OPG Website: click here.

PER∙FORM Press Release: click here.

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Past/Present: Cellist

Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two prints from our upcoming summer show, PER∙FORM. The older print is by Doel Reed (1894-1985), and was a special plate published in an edition of 100 prints by The Associated American Artists. Remembered as an important member of the Taos art community after 1960, Doel Reed achieved an international reputation as a landscape artist and printmaker, and as a master of aquatint. His later paintings and aquatints were earth-toned and geometric in style and featured architectural forms of the New Mexico landscape.The aquatint, however, is one of his earlier works, printed in 1946.

The contemporary print is a color linoleum cut by Stanley Kaplan. Kaplan was born in Brooklyn , in 1925. After graduating from the High School of Music and Art, he served two years in the United States Army during WWII. After the war he returned to school studying at Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. He taught art at Nassau Community College for thirty years and in 1978 created Tortoise Press, and subsequently self-published eight artist books. As an active artist since 1950, he has divided his time between wood carved murals, printmaking and artist books.

Image on Left: Evening Music. By Doel Reed. Published by The Associated American Artists. Aquatint, 1946. Edition of 100.

Image on Right: Cellist.  By Stanley Kaplan. Color linoleum cut, 2006. Edition of 25.

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Print Roundup: Baseball

With the baseball season in full swing, we thought it as good as time as any to share our baseball prints with our readers. (They also make great Father’s Day gifts!!) We have prints ranging from the 19th century all the way up to modern representations of America’s favorite pastime. All of the prints, unless otherwise noted, are in our Georgetown gallery for viewing and buying. We also ship if you are not local to DC. Enjoy!

The Batter. By Su-Li Hung. Woodcut, 1999. Edition 50. $150.00

The Batter. By Su-Li Hung. Woodcut, 1999. Edition 50. $150.00

The American Base-Ball Players in England, Match between  the Red Stockings and the Athletics, Prince's Ground. Published in Harper's Weekly. Full page handcolored wood engraving, Sept. 12, 1874. $250.00

The American Base-Ball Players in England, Match between the Red Stockings and the Athletics, Prince’s Ground. Published in Harper’s Weekly. Full page handcolored wood engraving, Sept. 12, 1874. $250.00

A Collegiate Game of Base-Ball. By W. P. Snyder. Published in Harper's Weekly, New York. Wood engraving, hand colored, Aug. 31, 1889. A view of a baseball game in progress from the stands behind home plate. $600.00

A Collegiate Game of Base-Ball. By W. P. Snyder. Published in Harper’s Weekly, New York. Wood engraving, hand colored, Aug. 31, 1889. A view of a baseball game in progress from the stands behind home plate. $600.00

Bases Loaded. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Edition 25. $250.00

Bases Loaded. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Edition 25. $250.00

Base-Ball in England - The Match on Lord's Cricket Grounds between the Red Stocking and the Athletics. By Abner Crossman. Published in Harper's Weekly. Wood engraving, 1874. The U.S. and British flag are flying and a large white banner that states: "Champions of the United States." $120.00

Base-Ball in England – The Match on Lord’s Cricket Grounds between the Red Stocking and the Athletics. By Abner Crossman. Published in Harper’s Weekly. Wood engraving, 1874. The U.S. and British flag are flying and a large white banner that states: “Champions of the United States.” $120.00

The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval - Visit of the Prince of Wales. By T. Walker Wilson. Published in The Illustrated London News. Wood engraving, hand colored,  March 23, 1889. Complicated composite of players in various actions situated around a central view of the game betwen the All-American and Chicago teams, whose members are shown on either side. $385.00

The American Baseball Players at Kensington Oval – Visit of the Prince of Wales. By T. Walker Wilson. Published in The Illustrated London News. Wood engraving, hand colored, March 23, 1889. Complicated composite of players in various actions situated around a central view of the game between the All-American and Chicago teams, whose members are shown on either side. $385.00

Baseball.  By Jake Muirhead. Etching, aquatint & drypoint, 2010. Inscribed, "A/P." $400.00.

Baseball. By Jake Muirhead. Etching, aquatint & drypoint, 2010. Inscribed, “A/P.” $400.00.

The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn and the Athletics of Philedelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Avenue, Brooklyn, Monday, Oct. 16th. Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Wood engraving, Nov. 3, 1866. A lively scene of baseball between a Brooklyn and a Philadelphia team. Spectators surrond the playing field. $120.00

The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Avenue, Brooklyn, Monday, Oct. 16th. Published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Wood engraving, Nov. 3, 1866. A lively scene of baseball between a Brooklyn and a Philadelphia team. Spectators surround the playing field. $120.00

Dugout. By Deron DeCesare. Drypoint, 1999. Edition 30. $175.00.

Dugout. By Deron DeCesare. Drypoint, 1999. Edition 30. $175.00.

BOOM! That N.L. Race.  (National Baseball League). By Willard Harlin Mullin. Ink wash with white highlights, c.1955. The bubbles above the three spectators "Ain't it Purty!; Magnificent!; Never Saw Anything Like It!." A fun cartoon showing the seven teams in contention. $1,100.00

BOOM! That N.L. Race. (National Baseball League). By Willard Harlin Mullin. Ink wash with white highlights, c.1955. The bubbles above the three spectators “Ain’t it Purty!; Magnificent!; Never Saw Anything Like It!.” A fun cartoon showing the seven teams in contention. $1,100.00 *At The Old Print Shop in New York City.

King of the Swingers. By Larry Welo. Etching with chine colle, 1996. Edition 100. $400.00

King of the Swingers. By Larry Welo. Etching with chine colle, 1996. Edition 100. $400.00. *At The Old Print Shop in New York City.

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2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Sports Fan

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SPORT FANS copyA lover of all sports, they watch all the big games and follow their favorite teams with full devotion. They learn the rules, the history, and statistics of every game and team, and in most cases, have played it themselves. They are the sports fan. Below are some of our picks for the sports fan on your list. Enjoy!

Scrimmage. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Inscribed "6/25." $200.00

Scrimmage. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Inscribed “6/25.” $200.00

Lawn Tennis Match. Published by William MacKenzie, London, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Lithograph, hand colored, c. 1860. $265.00

Bike Race. By Robert Cook. Bronze sculpture, 1996. 8" tall. Inscribed "1/10." $1,200.00

Bike Race. By Robert Cook. Bronze sculpture, 1996. 8″ tall. Inscribed “1/10.” $1,200.00

The Princeton Yale Foot-Ball Match at the Berkeley Oval. By T. de Thulstrup. Published by Harper's Weekly, New York. Wood engraving, Dec. 7, 1889. Hand colored double page centerfold. $285.00

The Princeton Yale Foot-Ball Match at the Berkeley Oval. By T. de Thulstrup. Published by Harper’s Weekly, New York. Wood engraving, Dec. 7, 1889. Hand colored double page centerfold. $285.00

Bases Loaded. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Inscribed "2/25." $250.00

Bases Loaded. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Inscribed “2/25.” $250.00

Fishing Implements. By C. J. Muckersie. Published by Henry Lea & Co., 125 Fleet Street, London. Lithograph, hand colored, c. 1850. Drawn Expressly for the "The Book British of Field Sports" by Henry Downes Miles. Lithographed by R. S. Groom, Wilkinson & Co. A composite of fishing lines, reels, lures and bobbers. $195.00

Fishing Implements. By C. J. Muckersie. Published by Henry Lea & Co., 125 Fleet Street, London. Lithograph, hand colored, c. 1850. Drawn Expressly for the “The Book British of Field Sports” by Henry Downes Miles. Lithographed by R. S. Groom, Wilkinson & Co. A composite of fishing lines, reels, lures and bobbers. $195.00

Rule XIII........Worm casts may be removed......without penalty. By Charles Crombie. Published by Perrier, London. Chromolithograph, 1906. "Never shall I forget the unearthly yell that rent the peaceful stillness of the morning."  Letters of a Angler.  From Charles Crombie's "Rules of Golf Illustrated."  First edition, with a Perrier advertisement and copyright on the verso of each print. $275.00

Rule XIII……..Worm casts may be removed……without penalty. By Charles Crombie. Published by Perrier, London. Chromolithograph, 1906. “Never shall I forget the unearthly yell that rent the peaceful stillness of the morning.” Letters of a Angler. From Charles Crombie’s “Rules of Golf Illustrated.” First edition, with a Perrier advertisement and copyright on the verso of each print. $275.00

Between Sets. By Emily Trueblood. Two-block woodcut, 2000. Inscribed "A.P." $150.00

Between Sets. By Emily Trueblood. Two-block woodcut, 2000. Inscribed “A.P.” $150.00

The Stadium. By Su-Li Hung. Two-color woodcut, 1999. Inscribed "21/50." $150.00

The Stadium. By Su-Li Hung. Two-color woodcut, 1999. Inscribed “21/50.” $150.00

Big Game Bartlett Pears. Color lithograph, c. 1930's. Great image of football player with ball, in a stadium. The Big Game is the Cal Berkeley vs Stanford match, the grower graduated from Berkeley. Shipper: Dennis W. Leary. Origin:  Walnut Grove, Sacramento Delta CA.  Original fruit crate label. $30.00

Big Game Bartlett Pears. Color lithograph, c. 1930’s. Great image of football player with ball, in a stadium. The Big Game is the Cal Berkeley vs Stanford match, the grower graduated from Berkeley. Shipper: Dennis W. Leary. Origin: Walnut Grove, Sacramento Delta CA. Original fruit crate label. $30.00

Check back soon for more great gift ideas- for everyone on your list. To view past gift guides, see below:

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