Monday, December 12, 2016

Grace Martin Taylor (Frame) Exhibition -- Last Few Days

Nearly missed it!

The exhibition, Studio Window: The Prints of Grace Martin Taylor, closes on Thursday, December 15. It’s been open since September 16, at the Deem Print Gallery of the West Virginia University Art Museum, Morgantown.

A gift of the artist’s daughter, Lucie Mellert, the University is fortunate to have an entire set of the artist’s prints, including many white-line woodcuts, and is showing the complete collection. It is such a rare opportunity to see an artist’s total oeuvre (more than 50 pieces) and these are so lovely besides.

Taylor (1903-1995), who eventually spent twenty-eight summers in Provincetown, learned printmaking from her cousin, the artist Blanche Lazzell. Taylor attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Arthur Carles and later studied with both Hans Hofmann and Emil Bisttram. Taylor herself taught for forty years, at what is now the University of Charleston, West Virginia.

Many thanks to AL for alerting us to this terrific show.

Below is our pastel drawing (Town View), about 1935. It’s a beauty (and pretty large at 17 x 24 inches) but does have condition issues.
Link to the Gallery page:

Grace Martin Taylor, (Town View), about 1935, pastel, sheet size 17 x 24 inches

Link for WVU exhibition:

GraceMartinTaylor, BlancheLazzell, HansHofmann, DeemPrintGallery, WestVirginiaUniversityArtMuseum

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