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Nora Unwin, wood engraving, "Mexican Women," 1956

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Nora Unwin, wood engraving, "Mexican Women," 1956
Nora Unwin, British/American, 1907-1982, "Mexican Women," This print is widely considered one Nora Unwin's finest wood engravings, created in 1956 during a trip to Mexico. In this image, two women in shawls walk toward the church in San Miguel de Allende, one carrying a young child. the composition is a gorgeous balance of abstraction and realism, all delineated in Unwin's distictive, precise style. In the McGoldrick catalog, Herbert Waters describes the image as "...one of the finest wood engravings made by any artist in the Western world. There are works of art in which complete mastery is present both in the whole and in every part. This is one of them." The image size of this wood engraving is 8 7/8 x 7 inches, and it was published first in an edition of 50, then a subsequent edition of 25 after it was selected as the 1956 Presentation Print of the Year by the Boston Printmakers Society. This image is number 112 in the McGoldrick catalog; it is pencil signed, titled and dated, framed.


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