An accomplished member of the early twentieth-century Arts and Crafts movement, William S. Rice was also a dedicated teacher. By the time he published Block Prints: How To Make Them in 1941, he was an instructor at the University of California, having just retired from a forty-year career teaching art in California’s public secondary schools.
Now back in print after a long absence, Block Prints: How To Make Them is an eminently readable guide that remains as functional as the day it was made. Written for the novice, Rice’s every instruction is provided with a dose of steadying encouragement.
The modern crafter or art student will find useful guidance in the contributions of Martin Krause, author of this new edition’s introduction. Krause served for 39 years as the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s curator of prints, drawings and photographs.
Outside In: The Art and Craft of William Rice will be on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from June 7-December 1, 2019. For more information, click here.
Hardcover / 7 ¼” x 10” / 72 pages with nearly 50 black-and-white illustrations.