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The Race by Wuanita Smith, Amer., (1866-1959)
White line Color Woodcut, circa 1930, Ed. not stated, 9-1/2 x 7-7/8, light toning within old mat opening, the colors strong, signed, titled, annotated imp. meaning printed by the artist, and dedicated "To Edith Rogers", in pencil, on a thick grayish tan wove paper, full margins measuring 12 x 9. There are a few penciled framers notations at bottom margin edge. The scene is a boat race off of New Bedford, MA. Wuanita Smith mastered the white line color woodcut, where all colors are printed from the single woodblock, a technique innovated and taught by the artist Bror J. O. Nordfeldt to a small group of modernist painters in Provincetown in the winter of 1915. She was also produced a number of etchings and aquatints as well. Wuanita Smith studied and exhibited widely and was a founder of the American Color Print Society.