Dax Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered

Philadelphia: University of Washington Press / Philadelphia Museum Of Art, 2001. Softcover. red cloth boards w/ gilt spine printing. illustrated dustjacket. 176 pgs w/ bw & color illustrations. VG (light edge-wear to wraps. light rubbing to corners; slight curling to corners. light toning to pg edges. tightly bound). Item #194130
ISBN: 9780876331514

Photo is of the Hardcover; this is the softcover edition with the same illustration. "Dox Thrash came of age as an artist in the 1920s and 1930s, a time when art in the United States began to offer accurate reflections of everyday life. Known as "Regionalism," "Social Realism," or simply the "American Scene," this widespread movement encouraged artists to focus their attention on the work around them. Throughout his career Thrash drew on personal experience for the striking imagery in his work, with scenes ranging from childhood memories of the rural South to hard times in the urban centers of the North, patriotic defense work during wartime, and poetic portraits of his community and its residents." "The four essays in this volume open windows on different aspects of the artist's life, offering a historical overview on his training and career as a printmaker; an examination of the inner workings of the Fine Print Workshop in Philadelphia, the only WPA workshop devoted entirely to the production of limited-edition prints; a re-creation of the Pyramid Club, Philadelphia's premier African American cultural and social institution in the 1940s and 1950s; and an investigation of Thrash's use of African American themes in his work."--Jacket.

OCLC: 47785679

Price: $45.00

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