Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Fred Thomas Larson (27 Chicago Designers)

Fred Thomas Larson
Painter, lithographer, woodcut printer
Member of the 27 Chicago Designers.

Teacher of the great Gustav Baumann (1881-1971)

Besides the proper wood engravings by Fred Thomas Larson I also found these two colour woodblock prints in old auction house catalogues.
Fred Larson began his artistic career when he was a young man as an apprentice lithographer. He was a painter in watercolor and oils, and learned to make woodcuts. Fred was one of the founding members of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in 1895 and published a book in 1938: Wood Engravings. Here's a collection, some examples of his work showing his great skills as an engraver and printer.

This St. Louis Cathedral (below) considerd one of his finest and most memorable prints.

Next: A surpise, the wonderful colorful paintings of Stark Davis (1885-1950) also member of the 27 Chicago designers.

1 comment:

  1. To Diane Lawrence: I cannot email you back because your server is blocking my emails for reasons I cannot fathom. But as to your print: Contact Ed Ogul at Paramour Fine Prints for advice and valuation. Gerrie