Label Text: "Margaret McMillen, like Ada Gilmore, whose work is hanging nearby, was a Provincetown Printmaker. Their woodcuts and that of a small number of colleagues working on Cape Cod during World War I were so innovative that a movement in American printmaking was named for them.
A Provincetown Print is a woodcut that presents a modern vision. It does not need to be a multi-color print. Its contemporary spirit can be in its technique, subject matter, or as in the case of this woodcut, in its design. Notice the clear geometry that defines the composition. McMillen employed a brevity of lines and forms to transform the scene from a foreground interior through a window frame and across a street to Provincetown harbor. She restricted the use of curved lines for almost nothing except a few figures, the horse-drawn wagon, and some boat hulls (written by Nancy Sojka for Passion on Paper: Mastery Prints from the KIA Collection, 2018)."