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Blanche Lazzell - The Monongahela - LEOFRAMES

Blanche Lazzell - The Monongahela


Woodcut (1936). ‘The Monongahela’ is an American river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and South Western Pennsylvania. The name derives from the Native American meaning ‘falling banks’.

On the back of the impression of this print at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in Lazzell’s hand, are the words: ‘The Countess [a Parisian friend of Lazzell’s – see Biography] says this is my best work – it put my prints on the map’.

This print is cited as seminal by several critics, for its composition and colours, but also because the bridge can be seen as a metaphor for the role Lazzell played as a link between the modernists of the first decades of the century, and the more purely abstract artists of the next generation (see Biography). 

Size: image: 29.5 x 29.5; paper 43.5 x 43.5cm.

Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/750) on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rag. 


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