Summer by Walter Henry Williams

Summer by Walter Henry Williams

Summer

Walter Henry Williams

Title

Summer

 
Artist
Year
1974  
Technique
color blockprint 
Image Size
13 3/4 x 13 3/4" round 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 10  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated and editioned; annotated "imp" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream fibrous, open weave wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20491 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

African-American / Danish printmaker Walter Williams studied with Ben Shahn at the Brooklyn Museum Art School under the G.I. Bill in 1951 and in Mexico between 1959 and 1963 before moving permanently to Denmark in 1963, where he died in 1998.

The African-American artist/scholar David Driskell visited Williams in 1967 and noted that Williams' images of children and butterflies represented a "dream world where the mind is at peace with nature and self."

"Summer" is such an idyllic work, with young black children in a sun bathed field, picking flowers and chasing butterflies. This impression is from a small edition of 10. Williams often varied the colors within the edition.