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Block print in two colors, and with layers of paper, showing a treble clef amid fanciful decorative motifs based on musical notation. Signed Arthur Thrall, imp. 7/30
Arthur Thrall (1926-2015), Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was an accomplished painter and printmaker. His works have been shown in more than 500 exhibits in the USA and abroad including England, Finland, Germany, and numerous US embassies. His work is in collections of the Tate Gallery, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert museum, and the Strang Print Room of the University College London, the Pori Library (Finland), Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, National Collection of Fine Arts, Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, IBM, Hilton Hotels, New York Times Company, Wilson Library (New York), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Silvermine Guild Arts Center (New Canaan), DeCordova and Dana Museum, Lessing Rosenwald and Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as numerous corporate and private collections. Winner of many awards, Thrall also held the Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship in Graphics. He has been a member and represented in annual shows of The Boston Printmakers and the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), New York for more than 50 years. Thrall held the Ferrar-Marrs Chair in Fine Arts at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin until his retirement in 1990. He was a visiting artist-teacher at the Artist’s Union in Helsinki, Finland, the Slade School of Art at University College and Morley College both in London, and at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Thrall continued to work in his Milwaukee studio until his death. Further information including a link to a documentary of the Artists is available on the Artists website