Study #4 by Roy Carruthers

Study #4 by Roy Carruthers

Study #4

Roy Carruthers

Title

Study #4

 
Artist

Roy Carruthers

  1938 - 2013 (biography)
Year
1981  
Technique
2 color lithograph 
Image Size
11 x 8 1/2" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
37 of 120  
Annotations
pencil editioned; 2 blindstamps in lower margin. 
Reference
Editions Press 478-I 
Paper
white wove Arches 
State
published 
Publisher
Editions Press, San Francisco (chop, lower right) 
Inventory ID
5786 
Price
$350.00 
Description

This lithograph uses a second stone to print a cream base that imitates the chine-collé and rough deckle edges that the artist was using at this time for many of his prints.

In the forward to a May, 1982 ACA Galleries exhibition of Carruthers' drawings, prints and sculpture, then Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts curator Robert Flynn Johnson wrote about Carruthers' lthographs:

"The still-lifes of Roy Carruthers overwhelm. The teapots, bottles and jars like ancient structures occupy tabletop mesas. The object crowd together in Morandi-like inter-relationships but these still-lifes are not like those of Morandi. Georgio Morandi created restrained, almost reticent expression in his quietly balanced still-lifes. Carruthers on the other hand, has constructed his with a barouque sense of scale, complexity and drama...."

Johnson contined: "Caruthers has recently turned to lithography with successful results. The ability to define shape and texture precisely but softly is inherent in the medium, and the artist has taken full advantage of these qualities. His diminutive lithographs printed on chine collé convey the strength of Carruthers' vision even in a small format."