Old Horse by Ethel Mars

Old Horse by Ethel Mars

Old Horse

Ethel Mars

Title

Old Horse

 
Artist

Ethel Mars

  1876 - 1959 (biography)
Year
c. 1905  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
4 1/8 x 8 1/2" image & paper 
Signature
pencil signed on support 
Edition Size
not stated; presumed small 
Annotations
titled on verso of support 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white laid supported on buff paper which is then supported on a brown paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
DRW2057 
Price
$6,000.00 
Description
This small early color woodcut, probably done in Paris, is by Ethel Mars who, with her partner Maud Squires, studied in Paris where they were associated with circle of Gertrude Stein. Both women learned the color woodcut and Mars exhibited her woodcuts in New York in 1904. She taught woodcut to other American artists and became an important element in the founding of the Provincetown Printmakers on Cape Cod where they developed the one block, white-line method of printing, often known as the "Provincetown" method. Mars and Squire moved back to France after WWI, settling in Vence, where they lived for the rest of their lives.