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Item #: 9978
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2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark

Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection

ISBN 9780764960031
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San Francisco Bay Bookmark
William S. Rice (American, 1873–1963)
San Francisco Bay, c. 1915

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 taught at various schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland—a center for the movement. He became devoted to block printing because compared with original watercolors, prints 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 himself. The landscapes of Northern California—from the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific—proved excellent raw materials for his creativity, and his prints can be found today in public and private collections worldwide.