Caged Bird by Walter Henry Williams

Caged Bird by Walter Henry Williams

Caged Bird

Walter Henry Williams

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Title

Caged Bird

 
Artist
Year
1966  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
18 1/8 x 24 1/8" image size 
Signature
pencil signed, lower margin 
Edition Size
165 of 210  
Annotations
pencil titled and dated; inscribed "imp" after signature 
Reference
IGAS: January 1967, Series #72. 
Paper
fine laid paper 
State
published 
Publisher
International Graphic Arts Society (I.G.A.S.) 
Inventory ID
23594 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

"Caged Bird" was published by the International Graphic Arts Society, January 1967, Series #72. Published in editions of 210, 100 impressions were sold in America and 100 in Europe. There were 10 artist's proofs.

Brooklyn born Walter Williams lived in Mexico from 1955-63, then moved to Denmark where he spent the rest of his life. The African-American artist/scholar David Driskell visited Williams in 1967 and noted that Williams' images of children and butterflies represented a "dream world where the mind is at peace with nature and self."

"Caged Bird" is such an idyllic work, with young Black child sitting in a field with a caged bird, while crows fly from the crop in the background. Behind the child a woman stands in a doorway, watching him.

Williams printed his own works and the colors within the edition and impressions will vary from one to another.

 

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