The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 5, 2024

Maternity

Maternity

1940
(British, 1901–1988)
Image: 22.7 x 18.9 cm (8 15/16 x 7 7/16 in.); Sheet: 40 x 30 cm (15 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Black and Moorhead 132
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

At the time when Stanley William Hayter made this print, screenprint was used relatively rarely for artistic purposes.

Description

Stanley William Hayter is recognized within the history of printmaking as among the most innovative and experimental practitioners of intaglio techniques. After moving to New York from Paris in 1939, he developed a style influenced by Surrealism which proliferated at the time among New York School painters. This print features abstracted layers of color and line and was the first in which the artist used screenprint. This technique rarely appeared alongside etching and engraving, and Hayter used the contrast between the two media to dramatic effect.
  • ?-1969
    (Kennedy Gallery, New York)
    1969
    (Collector's Gallery exhibition and sale, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, November 7 - December 24, 1969, sold to Charles "Tom" Wright, San Antonio, TX)
    1969-2018
    Charles "Tom" Wright [1933-2018], San Antonio, TX
    2019-2020
    Peter Leicht and Derrick Strobl, Columbus, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    2020-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • "Supporter Story: Peter Leicht and Derrick Strobl.” Cleveland Art: Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine 61, no. 2 (Spring 2021): 34-35. Reproduced and Mentioned: P. 35.
  • Collector's Gallery. McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX (November 7 - December 24, 1969).
  • {{cite web|title=Maternity|url=false|author=Stanley William Hayter|year=1940|access-date=05 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2020.412