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Seong Moy "T' Sao T' Sao" Woodblock

Seong Moy "T' Sao T' Sao" Woodblock

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: woven paper
  • Favorited by: 7 people
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"T' Sao T' Sa0"

Signed and dated "SMoy -53". Titled and numbered "...5/40" by the artist in pencil along the lower margin. This original woodcut is in excellent condition throughout and stands as a prime example of the famous woodcut art of Seong Moy. Woodblock print on woven paper, sight size 16 x 11 1/2 in.

Seong Moy: Along with Adja Yunkers, Misch Kohn and Leonard Baskin, Seong Moy is among the most important American woodcut artists of modern times. At the age of ten, Moy left China to live with relatives in St. Paul, Minnesota. He studied art there under Cameron Booth at the St. Paul School of Art from 1936 to 1940. Moy was then inducted into the United States Air force and served in Yunan Province of the China-Burma Theatre for the following three years. His formal art education was completed under the famous abstract Expressionist, Hans Hoffman, at the Atelier 17, New York City (1948-1950).

From his earliest graphic art, Moy displayed strong ties to Chinese methods of drawing and calligraphy. James Watrous writes, "Earlier, from 1948 to 1950, Moy had tasted experimental methods of Intaglio printmaking at Atelier 17, ... Nonetheless, Moy's reputation rested on colour woodcuts in which dynamic compositions were laced together with brush-like draftsmanship that seemed both calligraphic and painterly. Moy recalled that 'in China grade school, you draw with brush and pencil and style is a way of thinking.'" ( James Watrous, A Century of American Printmaking, 1880-1980, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1984, p. 181.)

Today, Seong Moy's influential woodcuts are found in the following collections; the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Art Museum of Tel Aviv, Israel, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Library of Congress, Washington, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
"T' Sao T' Sa0"

Signed and dated "SMoy -53". Titled and numbered "...5/40" by the artist in pencil along the lower margin. This original woodcut is in excellent condition throughout and stands as a prime example of the famous woodcut art of Seong Moy. Woodblock print on woven paper, sight size 16 x 11 1/2 in.

Seong Moy: Along with Adja Yunkers, Misch Kohn and Leonard Baskin, Seong Moy is among the most important American woodcut artists of modern times. At the age of ten, Moy left China to live with relatives in St. Paul, Minnesota. He studied art there under Cameron Booth at the St. Paul School of Art from 1936 to 1940. Moy was then inducted into the United States Air force and served in Yunan Province of the China-Burma Theatre for the following three years. His formal art education was completed under the famous abstract Expressionist, Hans Hoffman, at the Atelier 17, New York City (1948-1950).

From his earliest graphic art, Moy displayed strong ties to Chinese methods of drawing and calligraphy. James Watrous writes, "Earlier, from 1948 to 1950, Moy had tasted experimental methods of Intaglio printmaking at Atelier 17, ... Nonetheless, Moy's reputation rested on colour woodcuts in which dynamic compositions were laced together with brush-like draftsmanship that seemed both calligraphic and painterly. Moy recalled that 'in China grade school, you draw with brush and pencil and style is a way of thinking.'" ( James Watrous, A Century of American Printmaking, 1880-1980, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1984, p. 181.)

Today, Seong Moy's influential woodcuts are found in the following collections; the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Art Museum of Tel Aviv, Israel, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Library of Congress, Washington, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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