Item #75489 WPA FEDERAL ART PROJECT - Printmaking in California 1935-43. Elizabeth Seaton.

WPA FEDERAL ART PROJECT - Printmaking in California 1935-43

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 450 copies. "...of the twenty-three states that sponsored printmaking under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project (FAP), California was one of the leading producers of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and other fine art prints. About 180 artists made prints in this state (two-thirds in the San Francisco Bay area, the rest in Los Angeles and its suburbs), compared with an estimated 245 artists in New York ... In an introductory essay to this substantial volume, Elizabeth Seaton provides a history of the California FAP printmaking workshops, introduces their participants, and critically examines the place of these artists and their work in the larger history of the FAP and U.S. art making between the wars ... Supporting her analysis are eighty color and duotone plates by such recognized and lesser-known artists as Grace Clements, Mallette Dean, Edward Hagedorn, John Langley Howard, Sargent Claude Johnson, Reuben Kadish, Paul Landacre, Helen Lundeberg, Clay Spohn, and Herman Volz." The prospectus, errata, and identification guide are laid in. Quarto: [136] p. with 86 color and duotone photographs and illustrations. Designed by Patrick Reagh using Minion and Metro type, and printed and bound by Yon Art Printing of South Korea on Velin Arches paper. Original blue cloth-covered boards over a black cloth spine, with yellow, black, and blind stamping. A fine copy in the original acetate dust wrapper. Fine. Item #75489

Price: $225.00

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