Petunias by Margaret Jordan Patterson

Petunias by Margaret Jordan Patterson

Petunias

Margaret Jordan Patterson

Title

Petunias

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
7 1/4 x 10 1/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated; perhaps 100 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower center 
Reference
 
Paper
soft ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19600 
Price
$7,500.00 
Description
Margaret Jordan Patterson learned the techniques of color woodcut from Ethel Mars while visiting Paris in 1910. She created a number of color woodcuts depicting landscapes but turned to floral imagery in the 1920s. Her floral woodcuts are exquisite renderings of various flowers and vessels silhouetted against backgrounds of solid color. "Petunias" clarion the arrival of summer.