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Shore Birds (Birds and Sea)

Photo Credit: Richard Sanders, Des Moines

Shore Birds (Birds and Sea)

Artist: Milton Avery (American, 1885 - 1965)
Date: 1955
Medium: woodblock print on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 × 26 7/8 in. (30.5 × 68.3 cm.)
Image: 10 3/4 × 24 in. (27.3 × 61 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds in Memory of Mary Macomber, 1970.23
Accession number: 1970.23
Classification: print
Copyright:ARS
Label TextThis work is an artist's proof (the regular edition numbered 20). The woodcut technique lends itself to the representation of strength, force and emotional power, but in this case the artist's sensitive use of technique evokes a feeling of lyricism and calm. The composition also adds to this feeling as the shore appears to be tilted upward and flat in an effectively decorative way. Source: Bulletin, January-Februart 1971.
Inscription"artist's proof" (l/l sheet, pencil)
"Milton Avery 1955" (l/r margin, pencil)
Exhibition History"Wanderlust: Artists Seeking, Artists Finding," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

"Critter," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

"Styles of the Times: The 1950s," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, March 6, 1998 - April 26, 1998
Catalogue RaisonnéLunn 60
Published References"Gallery Guide" to the "Critters" exhibition,Des Moines Art Center

Gallery Guide - "Styles of the Times: The 1950s," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, March 6, 1998 - April 26, 1998"Styles of the Times: The 1950s," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, March 6, 1998 - April 26, 1998

DMAC Bulletin Jan.- Feb., 1971

Des Moines Sun. Reg.,
EditionAP (edition of 20)
entirely unexpected