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The City, 1939, by Anna Heyward Taylor

The City, 1939, by Anna Heyward Taylor

The City, 1939
By Anna Heyward Taylor (American, 1879 – 1956)
Linoleum print on paper; 14 3/8 x 12 7/8 inches
Gibbes Museum of Art (1998.007.0001)
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A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Anna Heyward Taylor is recognized among the leaders of the Charleston Renaissance. Prior to settling in Charleston in 1929, Taylor traveled and studied widely, including two excursions to Europe as a student of William Merritt Chase. She also made extended visits to British Guiana and Mexico and created prints, watercolors, and textiles based on her experiences in each location. Taylor is best known for her strongly-composed woodblock and linoleum prints, such as this one. The City offers a sweeping view of downtown Charleston framed by tree branches draped with Spanish moss—a quintessential scene of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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