Figure by Morris Blackburn

Figure by Morris Blackburn

Figure

Morris Blackburn

Title

Figure

 
Artist
Year
1940  
Technique
color pochoir 
Image Size
4 7/8 x 3 7/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
variant color proof from an edition of 10 
Annotations
dated '40 under the signature; inscribed "Imp." under the title 
Reference
 
Paper
textured antique-white wove 
State
variant proof 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
JIHE131 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

Morris Atkinson Blackburn studied with Modernist painter Arthur B. Carles at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. it was was here, in the 1930s that he learned and taught serigraphy, a medium that was developed as an art form in the WPA.

In 1940 Morris used an older stencil method, pochoir, to create this cubist, abstracted figure. Pochoir uses cut out shapes which are set onto a sheet of paper and then colored, often with a brush. There is no silk used and, in this case the colors abut one another and do not overlap.

"Figure" was done in a variant edition of 10, each proof was done with different color combinations, making this a monoprint.