The Hawk by Janet Turner

The Hawk by Janet Turner

The Hawk

Janet Turner

Title

The Hawk

 
Artist

Janet Turner

  1914 - 1988 (biography)
Year
1980  
Technique
linocut and serigraphy, printed in color 
Image Size
10 7/8 x 14 5/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 35  
Annotations
pencil titled, lower left; pencil inscribed "NA" (National Academy), imp.", and dated '80 following the signature 
Reference
illustrated page 52 in Janet Turner 1914-1988, Chico Museum Association 
Paper
ivory Japanese wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Society of American Graphic Artists 
Inventory ID
JALY101 
Price
$700.00 
Description

Chico, California printmaker Janet Turner began combining printmaking techniques in the mid 1950s and by the 1960s was making it integral to her images, as with this composition, done in 1980 for SAGA (Society of American Graphic Artists), done in an edition of 35. She used both color linocut, a relief process, and screenprinting (serigraphy), a stencil process.

Turner's subjects were often informed by the world of nature and wild creatures, especially the avian members. Turner commented about her work: "...My work comes from my evolving knowledge of social, biological and ecological relationships. My observations through my art have led to new awareness anc have increased my sense of amazement, wonder, my concern about man's impact on the world, a feeling perhaps imperfectly conveyed to others.

I am awed by the richness of nature, interested in details of fur and feathers, which have meaning because they evolved from the relationship of one thing to another..."