William S. Rice (American, 1873–1963), one of the most gifted block print artists of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, created humble yet stunning images that were in harmony with the aesthetics of the Craftsman style. A masterful watercolorist, distinguished teacher, and avid outdoorsman as well, Rice found enduring inspiration in nature—from sweeping vistas to single blossoms.
William S. Rice: Art & Life is the first retrospective devoted to the artist. Author Ellen Treseder Sexauer, Rice’s granddaughter, presents a synthesis of scholarly and uniquely personal perspectives, examining the artist’s development, artistic methods, and private life. Insightful passages from interviews with Roberta Rice Treseder, Rice’s daughter, and illuminating excerpts from Rice’s own published articles and books provide an intimate portrait of Rice as artist, naturalist, teacher, writer, and father.
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 / 9” x 10” / 228 pages, with over 300 illustrations, nearly 200 in full-color