The Road is Closed by Sylvia Solochek Walters

The Road is Closed by Sylvia Solochek Walters

The Road is Closed

Sylvia Solochek Walters

Title

The Road is Closed

 
Artist
Year
2009  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
14 x 26 3/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 14  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
fibrous Japanese laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
SYWA103 
Price
$1,100.00 
Description
Walters' work began in the late 1950s with strong black and white figurative compositions, and gradually became incorporated more subtle narratives. She developed an inventive technique with stencils, which allowed her to use a full color palette in her prints using a single block of wood. Sylvia Solochek Walters, printmaker, educator, and administrator, was born in 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees (B.S., M.S., M.F.A.) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Walters taught painting, printmaking and art history for several years in Wisconsin, Nebraska and New York State. She moved to St. Louis in 1967 eventually taking a position at the University of Missouri St. Louis where she founded and chaired the art department, and, for ten years, headed the gallery. In 1984 Walters was invited to chair the art department at San Francisco State University - a position she held until 2004. She became Professor Emerita in 2009. During these years in California, she also taught relief printmaking at the university and continued to produce a body of highly detailed reductive woodcuts. Walters's work has been featured in over 300 exhibitions internationally with 34 awards, several of them for book design. Her work is held in the collections of the Milwaukee, St Louis and Oakland Museums, the New York Public Library, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Judah Magnes Museum, the Chazen (formerly Elvehjem) Museum of Art, the collection of Chin Hsaio-Yi, Director, National Palace Museum of Taiwan, the US Information Agency, Greenwich Conn. Library, Tulsa City-County Library, l6 University and College Collections and many private and corporate collections.