William Seltzer Rice (American, 1873-1963) "Port of the Golden Gate" Woodblock Print c.1930s
Rare original pencil signed woodblock print by listed American artist William Seltzer Rice.
Woodblock dimensions 105" x 14". The paper measures 13" x 17".
Pencil signed and titled by the artist. Very nice vintage condition.
William Seltzer Rice (June 23, 1873 – August 27, 1963) was an American woodblock print artist, art educator and author, associated with the Arts and Crafts movement in Northern California.
In 1915, Rice married Susan Steel, and they honeymooned at Lake Tahoe, California. That same year, the Panama–Pacific International Exposition took place in San Francisco, and he was impressed by the Japanese woodblock prints he saw there. He resolved to become a woodblock print artist. Instead of following the traditional Japanese team method, where an artist did an original painting, who then turned it over to a team of wood carvers and printers, he decided to take control of the entire creative process himself.
This is a fine opportunity to acquire a beautiful original print by William S. Rice.