Seattle Art Fair
August 1-4 2019
Century Link Event Center
1000 Occidental Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134

Thursday Aug 1, 3:30-6:00pm

Thursday Aug 1, 6:00-9:00pm

Friday, Aug 2, 11:00am - 8:00pm Saturday, Aug 3, 11:00am - 7:00pm Sunday, Aug 4, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Cleveland Fine Print Fair
Sept 12-15 2019
Ames Family Atrium
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

Thursday Sept 12, : 6-9:30pm

Friday Sept 14: 10-5pm
Saturday Sept 13: 10-5pm
Sunday Sept 15: 10-5pm

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair
Oct 23-27, 2019
River Pavilion, Javits Center
11th Avenue at 35th Street
New York, NY 10001

PREVIEW (tickets required):
Wednesday Oct 23: 6pm-9pm

Thursday Oct 24 Friday Oct 25
Saturday, Oct 26
Sunday, Oct 27

Dox Thrash: The Hopeful Gaze @ Ft Wayne Museum of Art

June 5th, 2019

Dolan/Maxwell has organized an exhibition of 55 works on paper with a focus on Thrash’s most productive years of 1930-1950.  Dox Thrash: The Hopeful Gaze  has recently opened at the Ft Wayne Museum of Art where it remains on view through August 4, 2019.

Thrash (1893-1965) was the son of share-croppers in rural Griffin, Georgia.  He left as a teenager to seek a better life in Chicago where he found African-American mentors while studying at Art Institute of Chicago.  He served in the US Army in France in WWI and returned after to complete his studies.  He left Chicago in the early 1920s and traveled throughout the northeast of the USA before landing in Philadelphia around 1925.  We believe he settled in Philadelphia because of the opportunities available to him for making prints.

He began making prints at the Graphic Sketch Club (now Fleisher Art Memorial), and thrived in the prints workshop of the WPA that was established from 1937-1941.

Thrash’s work is very much about his life.  Themes covered in the works we’ve gathered include farming and life in rural Georgia, World War II, portraiture, urban life in Philadelphia, work, the WPA and the invention of the carborundum mezzotint technique, still life, landscape, the nude, spirituality, Modern art/abstraction and children.  In addition to carborundum mezzotints, we have color carborundum relief etchings, etchings, drypoints, and aquatints, lithographs, relief prints, ink, watercolor and graphite.  Thrash mastered each print making technique available to him.


Dox Thrash Evening Tide, carborundum mezzotint, c. 1942 (Ittmann #103)

Dox Thrash Evening Tide, carborundum mezzotint, c. 1942 (Ittmann #103)

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