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A Garden Opal- - 1943, Color Woodcut.

Williams 14. Edition 150. Signed in ink, in the image, lower right. Titled in pencil, lower left; numbered 32 in the top left sheet corner.

Image size 9 1/8 x 13 15/16 inches (232 x 354 mm); sheet size 10 7/8 x 15 1/8 inches (276 x 384 mm).

A fine, richly inked impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove Japan; with margins (1/2 to 1 inch), in excellent condition. Ex. collection Adolf Konrad.

Included in the Newark Museum exhibition 'The Modern Woodcut, East and West', 1960. Collections: Cincinnati Art Museum; Hood Museum, Dartmouth College; MET; Newark Museum; NYPL; Reba and Dave Williams.

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Corsage- - 1944, Color Woodcut.

Williams 15. Edition 150. Signed in ink, in the image, lower right. Titled and annotated 150 Edition in pencil, lower left margin; numbered 31 in the bottom right sheet corner.

Image size 9 5/8 x 7 3/16 inches (244 x 183 mm); sheet size 10 3/4 x 8 5/16 inches (273 x 211 mm).

A fine, rich impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove Japan; with margins (1/2 to 3/4 inch); a small, professionally restored paper loss in the top right sheet corner, away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition. This impression ex. collection Adolf Konrad, as noted in the catalogue raisonné.

Reproduced in Catalog of the Second National Exhibition of Prints Made During the Current Year (1944), Library of Congress, p. 23.

Second honorable mention, Fifth Annual Exhibition of the American Color Print Society, 1944; included in the 9th exhibition of Fifty American Prints, American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1944.

Collections: Cincinnati Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; NYPL.

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Smoked Fish - - 1953, Color Woodcut.

Williams 31. Edition 150. Signed in ink, in the image, lower right. Titled and annotated 150 Edition in pencil, in the image, lower left. Numbered 31 in pencil, in the lower right sheet corner.

Image size 9 1/8 x 12 inches (232 x 305 mm); sheet size 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (267 x 368 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh impression, on cream laid Japan, with full margins (7/8 to 1 3/8 inches); repaired tears and minor skinning in the margins, expertly repaired, backed with tissue-thin Japan; otherwise in good condition.

Reproduced in American Prints in the Library of Congress, compiled by Karen Beall, p.420; listed in the Catalogue of the Eleventh National Exhibition of Prints Made During the Current Year (1953), Library of Congress, p. 15.

Rist developed his exacting woodblock print technique over a period of 25 years. “The resulting color prints are an eloquent testimonial to his skill patience and integrity.” –Albert Reese, American Prize Prints of the 20th Century, American Artists Group, Inc., New York, 1949.

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