Fiske Boyd Original Woodcut Modern Interior American Artists Group Wood Block Print 1936


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Interior is an original woodcut created in 1936 by noted American artist Fiske Boyd (1895-1974). The print is signed and dated by the artist in the block, but not pencil signed. It comes in the original AAG mat/folder with descriptive label on the back.

This original print was published by the American Artists Group (AAG) in a Limited Edition of about 200. AAG was started during the 1930s to help artists by publishing inexpensive, unsigned original prints. Many of America’s finest printmakers participated in the program. All of the prints were originals, but none of them were signed by hand.

The following information is on the back of the folder:

“This print is an original woodcut made by me and printed with my approval and under my direction. It is in every respect the equivalent in quality of those prints issued by me in limited editions and sold at comparatively high prices. Its low price is made possible by the edition being neither pencil signed nor arbitrarily limited.” –Fiske Boyd.

Interior is a woodcut done in a modernistic style, characteristic of the direction that Boyd was heading with his art. In this image a woman sits in a rocking chair reading. The light filled room offers stark contrasts between dark and light. A modernistic painting of a mountain scene hangs above the fireplace.

This wood engraving is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art and can be seen on their website.

Interior is printed on a sheet of white wove paper that measures 13 x 18 inches. The image size is 6 x 10-1/4 inches. The woodcut is loose in the original AAG mat/folder. It is blank on the back and not laid down. Ships in a plastic archival sleeve.

Interior is a strong impression that is in Excellent condition.

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Fiske Boyd was a painter, graphic artst, printmaker, and teacher. He was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts there and at the Art Students League in New York, under Kenneth Hayes Miller.

Boyd was also a member of the Woodstock artists' colony and executed mural commissions during the 1930s. Boyd won several awards and exhibited his work widely. His prints and paintings are held by numerous institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Philadelphia Art Museum.

For much of his life Boyd lived in Plainfield, New Hampshire.

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