Spring by Russell Davis Green

Spring by Russell Davis Green

Spring

Russell Davis Green

Title

Spring

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
color blockprint 
Image Size
10 x 8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
5 of 25  
Annotations
titled and editioned in pencil 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Japanese 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
16223 
Price
$850.00 
Description

This color blockprint by Russell Davis Green was probably done at the end of the WPA-FAP. The flattened, stylized image is quite modernist and patterned and not unlike many Scandinavian / Eastern European folk-art paintings.

Elements of the image also evokes some of the patterns developed for the Wisconsin WPA Handicraft Project. The WPA patterns were done as designs, to be printed on napkins, curtains, runners, linen, rugs etc., used in public buildings throughout the U.S.