Carved Woodblock Monotypes


(Canadian, 1943–2024)
Image and Sheet: 21.5 x 14.6 cm (8 7/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
© David Rabinowitch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Location: not on view
This artwork is known to be under copyright.

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

Although David Rabinowitch's monotypes formally relate to his sculptures, the artist did not conceive of the prints as studies for those works.


Known primarily as a sculptor, David Rabinowitch created a series of 100 monotypes—prints that were completely unique—in 1962. The artist inked, arranged, and printed woodblocks in different configurations as an attempt to resolve questions of form and space that would define his three-dimensional work of the following decades. Rabinowitch maintained a lifelong interest in materials and allowed the wood's irregular surface to remain visible throughout some of the thickly inked prints.



David Rabinowitch

(Canadian, 1943–2024)
Canada, 20th century

Visually Similar Artworks

ArtLens App

Let the ArtLens App be your guide, featuring an interactive map, every artwork on view, and AR scanning. Keep track of your favorite artworks. Take a guided tour, or create your own. 

Download the App

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.