Item #8420 [Linocut of Men Working on a Ship]. Giacomo Patri.

[Linocut of Men Working on a Ship]

Broadside. Item #8420

Print. Image is 9" x 5" on and 11" x 7.5" sheet. Printed in black on cream paper, recto only. No date but Patri was active from the 1920s-1970s but this is early- to mid-20th century. A very nice print in keeping with Patri's sympathies with workers. A striking image of the side of a ship with a large cargo net filling the frame. A pallet of boxes dangles from a hoist while men below observe and another on the ship leans over to watch. Near fine.

Giacomo Patri was an Italian-born illustrator, painter, instructor who emigrated to San Francisco as a teen. He studied at The California School of Fine Arts. He taught at the California Labor School before it closed, a casualty of McCarthyism. In 1948 he founded his own school, the Patri School for Art Fundamentals which was aimed at teaching adults with no art background. An important artist and educator, today is perhaps most remembered for his 1940 wordless novel, "White Collar: A Novel in Linocuts," a story of workers during the Depression.

Price: $200.00