Entitled Figure From New Caledonia, this mid 20th century abstracted woodcut on paper is by California artist Emmy Lou Packard (1914-1998). Packard became one of the most noted 20th century American fresco artists and printmaking pioneers in California. Packard's visual expression and courageous voice earned her international recognition as an artist and activist for peace. Marked by an early encounter with Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, her trajectory evolved from assisting Rivera with mural painting, to her own painting and print exhibitions and fresco projects. This revolutionary influence allowed for her vocal and uncompromising disapproval of several issues, including human rights violations, WWII and the American-Soviet "Cold" and Vietnam wars.
Mid 20th Century Woodcut on Paper 18.5"x45.5" framed, 9.5"x36.5" unframed
Titled on the back. Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wide-faced wood frame with scale-like carvings and metallic silver finish using archival matting behind conservation clear glass.
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