• William S. Rice, Bert's Iris. Circa 1920. Block print, 12 x 9 inches. Collection of Roberta Rice Treseder. © Ellen Treseder Sexauer.
    The Nature of William S. Rice
    Arts and Crafts Painter and Printmaker
    February 22, 2015 — May 17, 2015

This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the private world of William S. Rice (1873–1963), an artist and naturalist known for his ability to distill nature to its simplest forms.

Rice was a prolific painter of the California landscape but is today better known as a printmaker, one who authored two books on the process and executed every print himself. He applied the classic Japanese art of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing, or "pictures of the floating world") to images of the West, where he moved in 1900. This exhibition brings to light many of the artist's accomplishments, including several never-before-exhibited pieces capturing the California landscape before development.

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