Bryce Canyon by Fanny Adele Watson

Bryce Canyon by Fanny Adele Watson

Bryce Canyon

Fanny Adele Watson

Title

Bryce Canyon

 
Artist
Year
c. 1930  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
17 3/4 x 13 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
33-50 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory Rives wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
16240 
Price
$900.00 
Description

Pasadena, California printmaker Adele Watson, a close friend of Kahlil Gibran, was drawn to Symbolism and Mysticism and admired artists such as Arthur B. Davies and William Blake. Her work after 1925 began to incorporate and merge the human figure into the landscape.

The mysterious, mountainous landscape of the Four Corners area proved to be a rich source for a number of large lithographs. This composition is titled "Bryce Canyon". Bryce Canyon National Park is a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations.

Watson often included human and animal figurative elements in her work and viewers with active imaginations can spend time searching the details. This lithograph is done mostly using delicate lines rather than the broad side of the crayon to get the deep blacks and grays. She appears to have scraped the stone in the lower right in order to lighten the composition.