Composition #4 by Thomas Arthur Robertson

Composition #4 by Thomas Arthur Robertson

Composition #4

Thomas Arthur Robertson

Title

Composition #4

 
Artist
Year
c 1940 
Technique
serigraph 
Image Size
10 1/2 x 7" image 
Signature
pencil. lower right 
Edition Size
47 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
laid albion 
State
unique proof; single proof without the blue 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
12149 
Price
$900.00 
Description

Robertson's printmaking discussed on pages 148 - 149 in A Spectrum of Innovation - Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960.' by David Acton, 1990, Worcester Art Museum.

Acton writes: "Robertson looked to Native American art for decorative motifs that bore no recognizable meaning. He derived the arcs, floating circles, serpentine slashes and meandering lines of his designs of the 1940's from the decoration of pottery made by the ancient Caddoan Indians of southwestern Arkansas."