La Danse by Vevean Oviette

La Danse by Vevean Oviette

La Danse

Vevean Oviette

Title

La Danse

 
Artist

Vevean Oviette

  1902 - 1986 (biography)
Year
1958  
Technique
color woodcut/relief print 
Image Size
23 1/4 x 17" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
6 of 7  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
NYPL 94425 - The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs NYPL 1 
Paper
thin white Japanese hosho 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21077 
Price
$1,250.00 
Description

There is another impression of "La Danse" at The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs New York Public Library (#1). It is listed as a color woodcut but may well be a paper relief, like the work of Edmond Casarella.

The image is done in 4 colors and is a gestural, Abstract Expressionist work. Oviette studied experimental printmaking in New York with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in the early 1940s where her fellow artists included many of the upcoming Abstract Expressionist artists including Jackson Pollock, deKooning, Rothko, Motherwell and Louise Nevelson, Worden Day, Anne Ryan and Sue Fuller to name a few.