This on-line exhibition features forty-four works by William Seltzer Rice (1873-1963) that will be on view in the gallery beginning May 4, 2013. Our show celebrates the artist as well as the newly published book, William S. Rice: Art & Life, by Ellen Sexauer Treseder, granddaughter of the artist. William S. Rice was a master of watercolor and the printmaking techniques of color woodcut, linocut, etching and drypoint. Examples of these techniques are included so that the viewer can understand and enjoy the breadth of Rice's work.
Below, we've provided links so you can read the introduction or go straight to viewing the exhibition. Enjoy!
Daniel Lienau & Gala Chamberlain- The Annex Galleries
In 1975, the University of Iowa honored Mauricio Lasansky with a retrospective exhibition, which was accompanied by a catalogue raisonné by John Thein and Phillip Lasansky. Mauricio Lasansky’s move from one continent to another and the sparseness of his early editions contributed to the holes in the information on his works created in Argentina.
Most of the works in this exhibition are from a private collection. The collector found the artist’s work and story so compelling that he sought out Lasansky’s early work via the best sleuthing tool available: the Internet. Some of the works were found in the artist’s homeland, Argentina, and these early works offer clues to dates and edition sizes that were not available to Thein and Lasansky.
The catalogue raisonné noted that a number of the plates were destroyed but, according to the collector, Mauricio’s brother brought a number of these “lost” plates to the United States and small editions were printed by the artist in 1979 or 1980. These later impressions are sometimes inscribed with the earlier dates but the quality and condition of the paper are obvious signs of later printings. All of these were purchased from the Lasansky gallery.
It is fortuitous that the plates were found as we are now able to add images to some of the blank frames in the catalogue raisonné. Some of the early works bear inscriptions and dates that place them earlier than the chronology created by Zigrosser, Fern, Thein and Lasansky.
This exhibition is a tribute to an artist and a collector. One sought, created and inspired innovation, and the other recognized it.
Portrait prints, drawings and photographs of artists, musicians, actors, authors, etc. This special exhibition is an adjunct to our other on-line "Portraits in Print" exhibition. This features self portraits and portraits of other people, real and fictional, who have been connected to that broad world of the Fine Arts.
Printmakers have always been drawn to the creation of a series of works done to illustrate a text; the work of a poet, a work of fiction, a masterpiece, etc. Or, the artist can design and create his or own book, from the paper it is printed on to the binding that is used and everything between the covers.
This small exhibition is a selection of such works from our inventory.
An on-line exhibition of portraits. Unlike our exhibition of Artists' Portraits this features portraits of all kinds - photographic to abstract and in all media.
This exhibition will change as our inventory changes and should always be up to date.