Agnes Weinrich

Landscape, Cape Cod.

White-line color woodcut, c.1920.
Image size 14 3/4 x 16 3/8" (375 x 416 mm).
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 75442
Price: SOLD
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Like most white-line woodcut artists, she never printed an edition. The difficulty in printing individual impressions usually meant that fewer than ten impressions of any image were printed. Monoprint can also be used to describe these prints, as usually, no two impressions are the same. The technique involves cutting a line in the woodblock between each color area and then hand painting each area. Most artists working in white-line at this time used water color or a water-based pigment. As these colors dry quickly, the artist would usually paint one area and print it immediately. Agnes Weinrich was born on July 16, 1873, in southeast Iowa. She traveled to Germany with her father and sister in 1897. Agnes and her younger sister, Lena, stayed in Germany until 1903. It was during her stay in Germany that she first attended an art school. In 1905 she began studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. Through the years Agnes and Lena traveled several more times to Europe staying in Berlin, Paris, and Rome. In 1914 she spent her first summer in Provincetown. During the winters she studied at the Art Students League in New York. In 1916 she joined a group of artists creating a new style of woodcut. B. J. O. Nordfeldt was experimenting with a technique of cutting a single white-line in a block to make a color woodcut. The technique today is known as the white-line woodcut. Weinrich joined other notable artists including Blanche Lazzell, Ada Gilmore, Ethel Mars, and Maude Squire producing a new style of woodcut. In 1920 Agnes Weinrich had twelve color woodcuts in the exhibition of the Provincetown Printers Group. 20th Century Subjects , American Master Prints