Startled Birds by Millard Owen Sheets

Startled Birds by Millard Owen Sheets

Startled Birds

Millard Owen Sheets

Title

Startled Birds

 
Artist
Year
c. 1945  
Technique
color serigraph 
Image Size
21 3/16 x 13" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
44 of 150  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned in the lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
stiff ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
16846 
Price
$500.00 
Description
At his coastal estate, Barking Rocks, in Gualala, California, Sheets built his studio, a museum, a stable for his racehorses, an aviary, and a plant room. He kept a variety of doves, budgerigars, pheasants, roosters and hens. Millard Sheets was one of the artists who used and taught screenprinting after the WPA. This is a large screenprint for the time, depicting multicolored pigeons on a dead tree branch, startled by something and prepared to take flight.