Support: Japanese Heavy Laid Tissue
Sheet: 33.5 x 46 cm (13 3/16 x 18 1/8 in.); Image: 23.9 x 34.8 cm (9 7/16 x 13 11/16 in.)
© Mabel A. Hewit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey in memory of Mabel A. Hewit 2004.185
Hewit was a master of the white-line color woodcut. In this technique grooves are carefully cut into a block of wood, creating divisions between raised areas, which are then inked in different colors and printed on white paper. In 2010, the museum celebrated a substantial gift of the artist’s work by producing a solo exhibition and catalogue, "Midwest Modern: The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewit."
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