China Ducks by Wilhelmina (Mina) Schutz Pulsifer

China Ducks by Wilhelmina (Mina) Schutz Pulsifer

China Ducks

Wilhelmina (Mina) Schutz Pulsifer

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Title

China Ducks

 
Artist
Year
c. 1950  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
18 3/4 x 11 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unnumbered, from an edition of 20 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
delicate, fibrous ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
8049 
Price
$475.00 
Description

The forms of four ducks standing among tall grasses are presented in an abstracted style that reads like stained-glass, with overlapping shapes and colors delineated by bold white and black lines. The arching shapes of the ducks’ necks and wings are contrasted by a grid pattern in the background, and a vibration is lent to the entire composition with the lightly offset printing of colors.

This image is a departure for Wilhelmina (Mina) Pulsifer, whose prior studies of printmaking were greatly informed by classical subjects and formal precision. Realistic portraits and images of daily life made way in the 1950s for unusual subjects executed in representational Abstraction. Pulsifer, whose artistic career began in the early 1920s, didn’t pursue printmaking until the 1940s, and even then her work still focused on people and places rendered in a traditional style. It appears that it wasn’t until she discovered color woodcut that she began to truly develop a style of her own, taking an interest in the world of Abstraction that dominated the art world at the time.

 
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