Side Saddle by Bill Howard Armstrong

Side Saddle by Bill Howard Armstrong

Side Saddle

Bill Howard Armstrong

Title

Side Saddle

 
Artist
Year
c. 1954  
Technique
one- block reduction color woodcut 
Image Size
23 3/4 x 14 1/4"  
Signature
in pencil l.r. 
Edition Size
small 
Annotations
title l.l. 
Reference
 
Paper
brown, wove (wrapping) paper 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
12521 
Price
$800.00 
Description
Armstrong did this while teaching at the University of Wis., Madison. Alfred Sessler had begun using the reduction method of of printing at UW Madison and Armstrong began experimenting with the technique and non-objective imagery. This print was done from a single block, printed numerous times. Bill Howard Armstrong was born in Horton, Kansas on Dec. 13, 1926. He attended the University of Illinois (MA) and Bradley University (BA), teaching at both. Between 1955 and 1963 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is now a Professor Emeritus at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, Armstrong has worked as a printmaker, graphic designer and book illustrator throughout his career. He worked as a consultant to the Ford Foundation in the mid 1950's. He has exhibited with the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) and numerous venues throughout the U.S. Armstrong is a Founder and honorary president of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and a member of the Boston Printmakers as well as a number of watercolor societies.