La Capa Roja by Lee Purcell

La Capa Roja by Lee Purcell

La Capa Roja

Lee Purcell

Title

La Capa Roja

 
Artist

Lee Purcell

  1911 - 1983 (biography)
Year
1953  
Technique
color serigraph 
Image Size
19 x 15"  
Signature
pencil, lr 
Edition Size
40 
Annotations
titled & dated 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
HH102 
Price
$300.00 
Description
Though he was born in Indiana and first pursued art in New York, Purcell is often associated with the Southern California printmaking scene. Purcell moved to Los Angeles in the late 1940s where he continued to study art with Rico Lebrun and Howard Warshaw, while working as a designer and aircraft packager. During this time he learned serigraphy from his neighbor Guy Maccoy (1904-1981) who is credited by many with developing serigraphy as an art form while working in the WPA. Maccoy went on to co-found the Western Serigraph Society in Los Angeles, of which Purcell was an early member. Purcell later studied painting and Impressionism with Viona Ann Kendall.