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 and in Mexico before moving permanently to Denmark, 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 a 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 varies the colors within the edition.