Prints and Drawings of Richard V. CorrellRichard V. Correll
With more than one hundred images spanning six decades of printmaking, this is the first comprehensive look at the art of Richard V. Correll, who has been called one of America’s finest but least known printmakers of the twentieth century. Bold black and white characterize Correll’s prints and drawings, depicting broad and diverse subjects and themes ranging from scenes of folk legend Paul Bunyan created while in the WPA Federal Art Project, to deeply felt anti-war prints he produced during the Vietnam War, to compassionate views of people — and animals — at work. The book also includes a selection of Correll’s witty and stinging Depression-era political cartoons.
DeWitt Cheng’s insightful and cogent essay places Correll in the context of the Social Realist movement, and beyond. He writes, “Synthesizing art’s traditional concerns about human life with modern visual ideas, Correll’s work communicated to like-minded artists and students in the past, and it will find its larger audience in the future.” This was an artist engaged with his time, whose work has stood the test of time.
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