Dramatic Landcape #1 (Oracle, Arizona) by Bruce McGrew

Dramatic Landcape #1 (Oracle, Arizona) by Bruce McGrew

Dramatic Landcape #1 (Oracle, Arizona)

Bruce McGrew

Title

Dramatic Landcape #1 (Oracle, Arizona)

 
Artist

Bruce McGrew

  1937 - 1999 (biography)
Year
1985  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
30 1/8 x 22" image 
Signature
pencil lower right image 
Edition Size
one of five artist's proof 
Annotations
pencil lower left "A/P"; verso "dramatic landscape #1 - two orange hills, 1985 in an unknown hand. 
Reference
 
Paper
Arches white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Segura Press, Tempe, Arizona 
Inventory ID
13753 
Price
$1,200.00 
Description

Bruce McGrew lived in Rancho Linda Vista in Oracle, Arizona, near Tucson. Primarily a painter McGrew drew inspiration from the landscape around him - the desert and washes and the flora. The Santa Catalina mountain range provided endless fascination for Bruce.

In this large color lithograph McGrew captures much of the aesthetic he achieves with his watercolors, the drama of the mountains in the distance, the color washes of the desert and the dramatic sky that can change in seconds in the Arizona desert.

McGrew teamed up with publisher and Master Printer Joseph Segura at Segura Arts Studio, at that timelocated in Tempe, Arizona to do a pair of large color lithographs which were printed in proofs only.