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VINTAGE WOODBLOCK PRINT MAN AT WOODPILE THOREAU SERIES MARY AZARIAN - $45 (Kingsland)

Rare hand-signed & dated print from her Thoreau series. Signed and dated in pencil at bottom right corner. Professionally double-matted and framed. 16" x 22". In very good vintage condition. Cash only. Local pick-up is at the Dollar General parking lot, just off I-95, GA exit 7.

PLEASE NOTE: Serious inquiries only. We are not a gallery set up for idle viewing pleasure. Our pieces posted for sale are currently in storage at a facility several miles from our home, and we can't afford the time or gasoline to drive back and forth simply to show them.

Mary Azarian is a renowned woodblock print maker and author of illustrated children's books.

She grew up on her grandfather's farm on the outskirts of Washington, DC.

She began drawing and painting at an early age. In 4th grade, she did her first relief print of woodcuts. This piece of art was a 3 in × 4 in lino block of an angel with the name NOEL at the bottom. She ran into a problem and learned a valuable lesson from this project; words must be reversed when doing a woodcut. Her finished product read LEON.

Azarian continued to lino cuts until she later attended Smith College, where she studied printmaking and painting with one of the great 20th century printmakers, Leonard Baskin.

After she graduated from Smith College, she moved to farm in Vermont.

Before beginning her career as a full-time artist, Azarian taught in a one-room schoolhouse for three years. After she finished her three years of teaching, she decided she wanted to make a living selling woodcut prints. She began producing her prints by hand and in black and white. Eventually, she began adding color to her prints by hand. Finally, she found an old Vandercook proof press and began using it to produce the prints.

In the 1970s, Azarian began illustrating children’s books. In 1999, the American Library Association awarded Azarian the Caldecott Medal for her illustrations in the children's book, Snowflake Bentley.

This piece is from our large art collection, assembled over a more than 50-year time span. The collection consists of original paintings lithographs, photographs, drawings, etchings, and other types of prints, as well as some mixed media pieces, all of which we'll eventually be listing on Craigslist Marketplace. As our main concern is finding new, appreciative homes for the pieces, we're pricing them to sell, at prices well below fair market value. Thank you for visiting our listings, and please don't hesitate to message us if we may be of further help.

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