Item #16-3868 View of Grand Canyon, Arizona. First edition of the woodcut. Betty Lark-Horovitz.

View of Grand Canyon, Arizona. First edition of the woodcut.

Grand Canyon, Arizona: Circa 1929. Original woodcut. One of 12 signed and numbered impressions. 9.5 x 12.5 inches sheet size.

Reproduced in "With Graver and Woodblock over American Highways, " New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1930.

Ref. Edan Milton Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940," Third Edition, p. 547

Exhibited: Year in Review: 1969. The Cleveland Museum of Art (January 27-February 22, 1970)......

Betty Lark-Horovitz (1894-1995) was an accomplished graphic artist. She was commissioned to do etchings of several buildings at Purdue University in 1930. There were only 100 sets, each numbered and signed by the artist. That same year her engraved views of American cities and views With graver and woodblock over American Highways, was published. ( New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1930.) She was a master of both architectural views as well as views of flora.

Betty was the wife of Dr. Karl Lark-Horovitz who was the head of the Department of Physics at Purdue from 1929 to the 1950s. After his death in 1958, she moved to Berkeley, CA. These wood-engravings depict the flora in the Berkeley Hills.....

Provenance: From the estate of the artist. Item #16-3868

Price: $175.00

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