Arts & Crafts Block Prints by William S. Rice 2018 Wall Calendar
Early in the twentieth century, William S. Rice (American, 1873–1963) established his reputation as an artist and teacher in Northern California, where he found abundant inspiration in the natural landscape. In the San Francisco Bay Area he found colleagues who embraced the Arts and Crafts movement, which united enthusiastic and diverse groups of craftsmen, artists, architects, writers, economists, educators, and others. Inspired by nature, they strove for simplicity in their work and turned away from the assembly-line approach, endowing labor with dignity by mastering every step in the making of their products.
To make his block prints, Rice first designed an image, which he transferred in reverse to his blocks; he then carved multiple blocks for that image, which he carefully printed himself to create the complete picture. Thus, each print was a unique, personal product of the artist. More of his works, including watercolors and additional prints, can be found in the book William S. Rice: Art & Life
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