Arts and Crafts Block Prints by William S. Rice Boxed Notecards
20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
William Seltzer Rice was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Northern California in 1900, when the region’s Arts & Crafts movement was flowering. A talented and prolific watercolorist, Rice became devoted to block printing because the medium was better suited the Arts & Crafts ethos of making artwork available to a wide audience at modest cost. Unlike many printmakers, Rice designed, carved, and printed the blocks all himself. The landscapes of Northern California—from the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific—proved excellent raw materials for his creativity, as evidenced in this inviting notecard assortment.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Coast Guard, c. 1927
Moonrise—Eucalyptus Grove, c. 1925
Redwood Monarchs, c. 1925
Hollyhock Garden, c. 1925