Jane Glaubinger Curator of Prints
Mabel A. Hewit (American, 1903-1984)
Color woodcut, Sheet: 32.7 x 40.4 cm (12 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.); Image: 27.7 x 30.3 cm (10 7/8 x 11 15/16 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey in memory of Mabel A. Hewit 2003.362
Following modernist trends, Hewit emphasized the two-dimensional nature of the support. The brilliant crisp forms of the sun bathers flatten the space and push the figures close to the viewer. This emphasis on the picture plane continues in the background, where Hewit described the water as a stack of flat, jagged shapes topped by a brown band that fills the space to the borderline.
CMA, June 26, 2010 - October 24, 2010: "Midwest Modern: The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewit," exhibited in the Prints and Drawings Exhibition gallery.Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; August 17-November 9, 2003. "Against the Grain: Woodcuts from the Collection". No exhbition catalogue.
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