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Raymond Gloeckler

Title

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Artist

Raymond Gloeckler

  1928 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1966  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
30 x 15 1/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
14/50, only 33 printed, 2 numbered 15/50. 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
Stevens, page 52, illustrated. 
Paper
handmade laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18767 
Price
$350.00 
Description

Raymond Gloeckler is a Wisconsin printmaker whose work in large-scale woodcuts and satirical imagery, and his renown as a professor, makes him one of the state’s leading printmakers and advocates of the fine art medium. Printmaking was introduced later in the artist’s fine arts education under the tutelage of Al Sessler, the founder of the printmaking department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, whose own imagery was often politically charged and employed Abstract Expressionism to pinpoint the emotion of difficult subjects. Gloeckler’s work didn’t necessarily tackle difficulty head-on, however, rather infusing humor and satire to reach the viewer’s empathy - as well as his personal desire to make the ugly something worth viewing.

In the image titledSkip we see these elements of Gloeckler’s style as well as his expertise with the block and carving tools. The composition was cut using bold, multi-directional lines. The subject, a workman, wears gloves and stands erect, proudly displaying his Besom broom, a tool of his trade.

 

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