Behold The Day: The Color Block Prints of Frances Gearhart
A leader in the American Printmaking movement, Frances Gearhart’s work was embedded in the time and place of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Personifying a handcrafted aesthetic and conveying a sense of directness, Gearhart’s prints celebrated the California landscape—its mountains, trees, lakes and coastline. Featuring over sixty of her block prints and ten watercolors, the exhibition is the first Gearhart retrospective and will provide a comprehensive look at the artist’s legacy and influence, including her never before seen prints. Also on view will be the prints from the previously unfinished and unpublished children’s book that Gearhart co-authored with her two sisters, entitled, Let’s Play.