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Woodcuts and Linoleum Blocks by Max Weber
Date: 1956
Culture: American
Dimensions: Overall: 10 in. x 6 7/8 in. (25.4 x 17.5 cm)
Medium: woodcut and linoleum
Credit Line: Director's Fund Purchase
Label Text: Like other early 20th century artists, Max Weber felt a special closeness with the images and techniques of the African carvers. Weber became particularly fond of the woodcut, creating many on small scraps of basswood with a penknife. In these simple images, the artist found a creative truth that conventional realism could not provide. With an attitude very close to that of the African artist he wrote: "Every bit of material contains a work of art. To bring to light the hidden beauty, the artist must establish spiritual intimacy with, and respect for his material."
Object Number: 1964/5.841
Currently not on view