Woodcut (1936). ‘The Monongahela’ is an American
river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and South Western
Pennsylvania. The name derives from the Native American meaning ‘falling
On the back of the impression of this print at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York, in Lazzell’s hand, are the words: ‘The Countess
[a Parisian friend of Lazzell’s – see Biography] says this is my best
work – it put my prints on the map’.
This print is cited as seminal by several critics, for its
composition and colours, but also because the bridge can be seen as a
metaphor for the role Lazzell played as a link between the modernists of
the first decades of the century, and the more purely abstract artists
of the next generation (see Biography).
Size: image: 29.5 x 29.5; paper 43.5 x 43.5cm.
Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/750) on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rag.
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