William S. Rice: Art & Life
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
228 pages, with over 300 illustrations, nearly 200 in full-color
Includes Introduction, Chronology, List of Public Collections, Index, and Appendix
Written by Ellen Treseder Sexauer
Introduction by Kenneth R. Trapp
• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment
Size: 9 x 10 in.
William S. Rice (1873–1963), one of the most gifted block print artists of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, created humble yet stunning images that were in harmony with the aesthetics of the Craftsman style. A masterful watercolorist, distinguished teacher, and avid outdoorsman as well, Rice found enduring inspiration in nature—from sweeping vistas to single blossoms.
William S. Rice: Art & Life is the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Author Ellen Treseder Sexauer, Rice’s granddaughter, presents a synthesis of scholarly and uniquely personal perspectives, examining the artist’s development, artistic methods, and private life. Insightful passages from interviews with Roberta Rice Treseder, Rice’s daughter, and illuminating excerpts from Rice’s own published articles and books provide an intimate portrait of Rice as artist, naturalist, teacher, writer, and father. More than 300 illustrations—including a wealth of full-color reproductions of paintings and prints along with black-and-white drawings and photographs—convey the mastery of Rice’s work and the breadth of his achievements.