Ebb Tide by Seong Moy

Ebb Tide by Seong Moy

Ebb Tide

Seong Moy

Title

Ebb Tide

 
Artist

Seong Moy

  1921 - 2013 (biography)
Year
1965  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
30 1/4 x 23 1/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
A/P 11/19; outside the published edition of 50 from 1978. 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
Syracuse 50; Provincetown Art Association & Museum catalog, illustrated - "Seong Moy Color Prints, 1991." 
Paper
ivory laid Japanese hosho 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18838 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

Chinese born Seong Moy (1921-2013) came to Minnesota when he was 10. He worked in the WPA and then studied with both Hans Hoffman at his school and at the Art Students League with Vytlacil in 1941 and then S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in New York between 1948 and 1950.

Moy's work, even using color woodcut, used a combination of abstracted Surrealism and gestural Abstract Expressionism. Though abstract in its composition, Moy drew on the calligraphic imagery of the Chinese language and references to the natural world.

"Ebb Tide" a large (30 x 23") color woodcut was done in 1965, this impression being numbered "A/P 11/19". Moy allows the imagery of a tide pool and beach, with birds and debris to emerge from what initially appears to be a balanced abstract composition.

 

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