Rites of Spring by Martin Barooshian

Rites of Spring by Martin Barooshian

Rites of Spring

Martin Barooshian

Title

Rites of Spring

 
Artist

Martin Barooshian

  1929 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1959  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
11 1/8 x 13 1/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
20 
Annotations
none 
Reference
 
Paper
Tableau paper 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
MAB103 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description
This colorful and whimsical woodcut by Barooshian, done in 1959, shows the influence of the Surrealists and his personal interest in the work of Arshile Gorky. Martin Barooshian, painter, printmaker and educator, was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Art Boston from which he received diplomas in 1952 and 1955. The Albert H. Whitlin traveling fellowship allowed him to travel to Europe in 1952, and he received his B.S. in Education from Tufts University and his M.A. from Boston University. In 1956, Barooshian was in Paris and studied printmaking at Atelier 17 with S.W. Hayter. His early work was influenced by the Surrealists, Gauguin, William Blake and Gorky. Barooshian taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Pratt Institute in New York. He has served as the President of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Vice-President of the U.S. Committee to the International Association of Art and as a Guest Curator at Pratt Graphics Center. His work is represented in the collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Library of Congress.