Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Behold the Day"

After seeing "Behold the Day: The Color Block Prints of Frances Gearhart," showing at the Pasadena Museum of California Art through Jan. 31, one may wonder why Gearhart isn't better known. Back in the 1930s, at the height of her career, she became one of the top color-block printmakers in America, displaying her work at the Smithsonian and the Brooklyn Museum, as well as at numerous shows on the West Coast. -- Deborah Netburn

Above: Frances Gearhart's Untitled (Big Sur's Bixby Creek Bridge), 1933, Color Block Print, 13 1/4" x 10 7/8," Private Collection.

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