Color Woodcuts

While relief prints are without a doubt the oldest printmaking technique, woodcuts remained monochromatic for a long time in the Western Hemisphere.  While color found its way in woodcuts in Japan and China commonly later in the 17th century, it remained fairly uncommon in the West.  And while color became prevalent for woodcuts in the Japan in particular as of the 18th century, color printmaking in the West only really gained broad appeal in the late 19th century.  Since then, the attraction for color woodcuts has not ceased to grow, with artists and collectors alike.  And today, many printmakers try their hand at color relief, often starting with linoleum, then moving on to carving wood.  The combination of color, and the grain of wood often detected in these impressions, has become of creative and collectible appeal.  But whether or not the matrix can be detected in these prints, it seems the combination of color and line has won over many print collectors to the realm of color woodcuts.  Enjoy our diverse offering of this technique.  Many more will be available once our show opens. So, stay tuned, or even better, sign up for our newsletter to stay informed of new works and shows: click here.

Gordon Mortensen: New Mexico Sold

MORTENSEN, Gordon

New Mexico

Woodcut, 2003.

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New Mexico is a color reduction woodcut from 2003 by American printmaker Gordon Louis Mortensen (born 1938). It is pencil signed, titled, dated, a...

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Gordon Mortensen: Frick Park Sold

MORTENSEN, Gordon

Frick Park

Woodcut, 2009.

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Frick Park is a color reduction woodcut from 2009 by American printmaker Gordon Louis Mortensen (born 1938). It is pencil signed, titled, dated, a...

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Katsuyuki NISHIJIMA: Snowy Moon Sold

NISHIJIMA, Katsuyuki

Snowy Moon

Woodcut, 2005.

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Dimensions: 8" x 10.75"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock Print Edition Size: Unknown

Luigi Rist: Roses #2 Sold

RIST, Luigi

Roses #2

Woodcut, 1945.

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Edition 150, Williams 20.Image size 7 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches (181 x 232 mm); sheet size 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches (213 x 273 mm). Signed in ink, in the ima...

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Tsukioka Kogyo: Two Turtles Sold

KOGYO, Tsukioka

Two Turtles

Woodcut, circa 1900.

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Color woodcut. 9 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches.

collaborative Pine Feroda: Catching the Light Sold

PINE FERODA, collaborative

Catching the Light

Woodcut, 2019.

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Color woodcut on wove paper. Signed and numbered in pencil. Stamped in ink with collective's stamp. Image size: 33 7/8 x 47 5/8 inches.

Laura Boswell: Vale Dawn Sold

BOSWELL, Laura

Vale Dawn

Woodcut, no date.

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Combined color Japanese woodblock and linocut reduction, printed on wove paper. Edition of 20. Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil.Image size: 11...

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Sarah Brayer: Bebop Puddle Hop Sold

BRAYER, Sarah

Bebop Puddle Hop

Woodcut, 1984.

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Dimensions: 20" x 26"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock PrintEdition Size: 150

Kawase Hasui: Zojoji, Shiba Sold

HASUI, Kawase

Zojoji, Shiba

Woodcut, 1925.

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Dimensions: 14.25" 9.5"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock Print Watanabe (C) Seal

Haku Maki: Persimmon C Sold

MAKI, Haku

Persimmon C

Woodcut, 1977.

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Color woodcut and screenprint with raised embossed fruit on wove paper.Reference: Maki 661.Edition of 206.Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pe...

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Micah Schwaberow: Twilight Haiku Sold

SCHWABEROW, Micah

Twilight Haiku

Woodcut, 2018.

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Dimensions: 4" x 4"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock PrintEdition Size: 138

Chizuko Yoshida: Rain B Sold

YOSHIDA, Chizuko

Rain B

Woodcut, circa 1953.

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Rain B is a color woodcut by Japanese Sosaku Hanga modernist printmaker Chizuko Yoshida (1924-2017), created about 1953. It is pencil signed and ti...

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Gen Yamanaka: Memory of Stars Sold

YAMANAKA, Gen

Memory of Stars

Woodcut, 2014.

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Dimensions: 14.25" x 19"Medium: Mokuhanga Woodblock PrintEdition Size: 10