Dahlias by Gladys Wilkins Murphy

Dahlias by Gladys Wilkins Murphy

Dahlias

Gladys Wilkins Murphy

Title

Dahlias

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
12 x 8 7/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right margin 
Edition Size
4 of 25  
Annotations
titled, lower left in margin 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove with unidentified watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DRW2015 
Price
$1,800.00 
Description

Gladys W. Murphy studied printmaking with Eliza Draper Gardner at the Rhode Island School of Design and is associated with the Providence R.I. artists group.

"Dahlias" is an exceptional example of Murphy's color woodcuts and is a very painterly print. Her design elements are outlined in black creating small fields or cells for the colors which she painted onto her blocks. Each impression will vary.

Dahlias are a summer flower with decorative buds on the ends of curved stems. There seems to be an endless variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to the flowers and, as seen here, they make highly decorative arrangements in any vessel at hand.