Thursday, January 18, 2007

A Fred Larson Woodcut

From the March 1928 club newsletter.

Here is a photo of the man himself:


Blogger chris miller said...

Is that really Fred Larson ?

I'd always imagined him as a wild-eyed, hirsute Bohemian -- someone who might mortgage his family home for a place
to paint with fellow artists.

But here-- he looks like -- gasp! --- a banker --- a loan officer -- although he has such kind eyes -- you just know he'd try to give you the loan -- which I suppose is what he did -- so the picture is appropriate after all.

(except that -- loan officers dole out the bank's money -- Fred gave his own -- and he didn't really have it to give)

And does that woodcut really represent "Giants" ? Those poor, bare limbed trees just seem to be toughing it out until the Spring rains -- and only one tree could
be considered a giant -- a big-shot -- while all the others are cute or goofy or fawning all over him.

And what a barren landscape they're in ! Like an urban desert -- with those clunky "cliffs" in the background being Chicago buildings, I presume.

Was this print made in the 30's ?

January 23, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I inherited 3 signed Fred Larson woodcuts. I would like to establish their value. Any advice would be appreciated?

Phil Shallat

December 19, 2008  

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