Full Sail by William Seltzer Rice

Full Sail by William Seltzer Rice

Full Sail

William Seltzer Rice

Title

Full Sail

 
Artist
Year
c. 1920  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
5 3/4 x 7" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
fewer than 12 
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left 
Reference
Rice checklist ACe33 
Paper
laid Japanese 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21978 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

William Seltzer Rice's subject for this color woodcut is a small dinghy with the wind catching its orange sail as it maneuvers between wooden piers in San Francisco Bay.

W. S. Rice moved to Alameda, California near Oakland in 1910 to teach high school art, as well as teaching at the California School of Arts and Crafts. Rice found inspiration in the Oakland section of the San Francisco Bay and its direct surrounding. He "painted" the ink onto the blocks using a brush, the brushstrokes creating a dynamic sensation to the composition.

Individual impressions of this image will vary in color, in reality these works might be considered 'monoprint' and were not formally editioned.