Yellow Seal by Arthur Thrall

Yellow Seal by Arthur Thrall

Yellow Seal

Arthur Thrall

Title

Yellow Seal

 
Artist

Arthur Thrall

  1926 - 2015 (biography)
Year
c. 1965  
Technique
mixed technique intaglio, printed in colors 
Image Size
17 13/16 x 14 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
artist's proof 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
WITH103 
Price
$425.00 
Description
Thrall developed a fascination with text and calligraphy during the urban renewal of Milwaukee in the 1950s, attributing the layers of exposed graffiti and old signs and murals to his incorporation of characters and numbers to his art. It wasn't long after his introduction to printmaking in 1960 that he traveled to New York and Washington D.C. on a Louis Comfort Tiffany graphics grant, studying the penmanship of ancient manuscripts. Elements of calligraphy and type are a common theme in his work.