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"F" Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - F Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Size: 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

Colorful Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - L Year: circa 1995 Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Image Size: 16 x 20 inches Size: 20 in. ...
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1990s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Mid Century Abstract Woodblock
By Antanas Tamosaitis
Located in Soquel, CA
Abstract woodblock by Antanas Tamosaitis (Lithuania, 1906-2005). Etched in signature "A. Tamosaitis" and signed "A. Tamosaitis" bottom right. Unframed. Image: 23"H x 28"W. Antanas g...
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1920s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Ink, Paper

Herman Volz Abstract Woodblock Print
By Herman Roderick Volz 1
Located in Fulton, CA
Abstract woodblock by California Artist Herman Roderick Volz. Figure with stringed musical instrument. Unframed. Acquired directly from the estate of Volz, unsigned, circa 1940s. Ima...
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Mid-20th Century American Prints

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Paper

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H 21.75 in. W 28 in. D .001 in.
"H" Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - H Year: circa 1995 Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Image Size: 16 x 20 inches Size: 19 in. ...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

"A" Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - A Year: circa 1995 Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 80 Image Size: 16 x 20 inches Size: 20 in. x...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

"I" Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - i Year: circa 1995 Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Image Size: 16 x 20 inches Size: 18.5 x ...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

"E" Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - E Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Size: 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

"J" Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - J Year: circa 1985 Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Size: 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

"B" Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - B Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Size: 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

"C" Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - C Year: circa 1995 Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Size: 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

Large Abstract Woodblock Print American Woman Modernist
By Katherine Porter
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Katherine Porter is an American artist born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1941. She received her BA from Colorado College in 1963. Katherine Porter received an honorary doctorate from Col...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Lost Paradise 8, Abstract Woodblock Print by Akira Kurosaki
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Akira Kurosaki, Chinese/Japanese (1937 - ) Title: Lost Paradise 8 Year: 1972 Medium: Woodcut, signed, dated, titled, and numbered in pencil Edition: 37/75 Paper Size: 22 x 1...
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1970s Op Art Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Cat and Mouse, Abstract Woodblock Print by Charlie Hewitt
By Charlie Hewitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Charlie Hewitt, American (1946 - ) Title: Untitled - D Year: circa 1980 Medium: Woodblock, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 100 Size: 20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Screen

Mul, Bul Dang & Sentimentality, Abstract Woodblock by A.R. Penck
By A.R. Penck (Ralf Winkler)
Located in Long Island City, NY
Mul, Bul Dang & Sentimentality A.R. Penck, German (1939–2017) Date: 1988 Woodblock, signed and numbered in pencil Edition of 300 Size: 35 in. x 27 in. (88.9 cm x 68.58 cm)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Red Monochromatic Abstract Woodblock Monoprint of a Web of Trees Landscape
By Joichi Hoshi
Located in Houston, TX
Red toned abstract woodcut monoprint by Japanese printmaker Joishi Hoshi. This work is a fantastic example of Hoshi's iconic interlocking web of bare trees. Signed and dated by artis...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Woodcut, Monoprint

Islands Woodblock
Located in Soquel, CA
Abstract woodblock print, artist proof, by K. N. Tsukamoto. Presented in an archival mat. Image, 21.25"H x 16.75"W.
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1950s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

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H 24.75 in. W 20.5 in. D .25 in.
Abstract Woodblock Print Figural Black & White, Nudes, Salvatore Grippi, 1950s
By Salvatore Grippi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1950s abstract Expressionism Woodblock print on handmade paper Gorgeous, graphic early work from Grippi. Experimentation with woodblock printing on handmade paper, inspired by the J...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

"Look Out" Red Abstract Bird Woodblock Print Edition 2 of 15
Located in Houston, TX
Red abstract woodblock print of a bird on a white field. Signed, dated, and edition along bottom edge. Hung in a silver frame with a complimentary red matte. Dimensions without Fram...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

"Tears" Woodblock Print 1974
Located in Soquel, CA
Abstract woodblock print by Joan Poole-Halbrook (American, 1934-2019). Multiple layers of prints create a textured sense of depth in this piece. The grain of the wood adds abstracted...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Ink, Mulberry Paper, Woodcut

Woodblock no. 2
By Meghan Gerety
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist's Statement: The contemplative nature of my work reflects both my practice of Eastern philosophy and my immersion in the history of modern and contemporary painting. The subje...
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Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Ink, Plywood, Wood

Bauhaus Abstract Color Woodcut Mechanical Ballet Woodblock Print
By Werner Drewes
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Mechanical Ballet Signed and dated Medium: Relief Print - Color Woodcut Substrate: Japanese Paper Size: Sheet 24 X 19. image 15 X 11 inches Subject: Abstract Year: 1978 Werner Drewe...
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1970s Bauhaus Abstract Prints

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Color, Woodcut

Mid Century 1960's Original Geometric Abstract Neon Woodblock Toma Yovanovich
By Toma Yovanovich
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original Mid Century woodblock print titled "Reflections and Images" by American artist Toma Yovanovich. Hand signed in pencil and numbered 9 out of an edition of 25. Tovanovich...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Abstract Expressionist Watercolor Painting Woodblock Political Poster Mel King
By Katherine Porter
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is original watercolor over a limited edition woodcut political poster. hand signed, dated and numbered. it bears similarity to works by Alexander Calder. Employing a star and a...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Woodcut, Watercolor

Abstract Expressionist Watercolor Painting Woodblock Political Poster Mel King
By Katherine Porter
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is original watercolor over a limited edition woodcut political poster. hand signed, dated and numbered. it bears similarity to works by Alexander Calder. Employing a star and a...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Woodcut

Woodblock no. 2 (Orange)
By Meghan Gerety
Located in Fairfield, CT
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Contemporary Abstract Prints

Woodblock no.1 Blue on Blue, Gray
By Meghan Gerety
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist's statement: "The contemplative nature of my work reflects both my practice of Eastern philosophy and my immersion in the history of modern and contemporary painting. The subj...
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Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Onda I, 2018, relief, woodblock, chine colle
By Robert Kelly
Located in Atlanta, GA
Drawing on his extensive travels, Robert Kelly’s painted collages contain found print and material from around the world. Kelly has included antique botanical drawings, handwritten n...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

"Ant Hill" Organic Cubist Woodblock Print
By Lowell Daunt Collins
Located in Houston, TX
Woodblock print titled "Ant Hill" done in the style of the German expressionists by Lowell Collins. Undated 20th Century. Dimensions without Frame: H 18.5 in x W 10.5 in. Artist Bi...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Onda II, 2018, Relief, Woodblock, Chine colle
By Robert Kelly
Located in Atlanta, GA
Drawing on his extensive travels, Robert Kelly’s painted collages contain found print and material from around the world. Kelly has included antique botanical drawings, handwritten n...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

"Autumn" Cubist Style Woodblock Print Edition 10/100
By Eugene Larkin
Located in Houston, TX
Woodcut print of fall trees done in heavy blacks with a deep blue background titled "Autumn" edition 10/100. Signed and titled by artist. Artist Biography: Eugene Larkin was born i...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Stanton Macdonald-Wright "Departing Spring" Woodblock Print c.1966
By Stanton MacDonald-Wright
Located in San Francisco, CA
Stanton Macdonald-Wright Woodblock on Laid Paper 1966-67 Departing Spring Hesitates Appears to be an artist proof. The pencil text and signature are faded. Dimensions 18" x 21.5"...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Woodblock no. 1 (Purple Trees on Yellow)
By Meghan Gerety
Located in Fairfield, CT
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Contemporary Abstract Prints

"Rainbow-Man" - Abstracted Figurative Woodblock Print
By Pedro Puesta
Located in Soquel, CA
"Rainbow-man," an abstracted figurative woodblock by Pedro Puerta. Titled "Rainbow-Man" lower left and "from a Michoacan Pot" "Reproduced with ancient woodblock technique" numbered "...
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1970s Other Art Style Abstract Prints

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Woodcut, Paper, Ink

1956 After Eduardo Chillida 'Untitled' France Woodblock
By Eduardo Chillida
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Page from Derriere Le Miroir (DLM) number 90-91. Woodblock print on deckled Johannot paper.
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1950s Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Modernist Sculptor Woodblock (Woodcut) Monotype (Monoprint) Print
By Yasuhide Kobashi
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Yasuhide Kobashi (古橋 矢須秀 Kobashi Yasuhide, 1931–2003) was a Japanese woodblock print artist, painter, sculptor and stage designer. He was born in Kojima in Okayama Prefecture. His fa...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Prints

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Monoprint, Monotype, Woodcut

Japanese Modernist Sculptor Woodblock (Woodcut) Monotype (Monoprint) Print
By Yasuhide Kobashi
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Yasuhide Kobashi (古橋 矢須秀 Kobashi Yasuhide, 1931–2003) was a Japanese woodblock print artist, painter, sculptor and stage designer. He was born in Kojima in Okayama Prefecture. His fa...
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20th Century Modern Abstract Prints

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Monoprint, Woodcut

Japanese Modernist Sculptor Woodblock (Woodcut) Monotype (Monoprint) Print
By Yasuhide Kobashi
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This one looks like puckered lips coming in for a kiss. Yasuhide Kobashi (古橋 矢須秀 Kobashi Yasuhide, 1931–2003) was a Japanese woodblock print artist, painter, sculptor and stage desig...
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Mid-19th Century Modern Abstract Prints

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Monoprint, Woodcut

"Incoming Tide," Woodblock Print signed by Hiroki Morinoue
By Hiroki Morinoue
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Incoming Tide" is an original woodblock print by Hiroki Morinoue. it is signed and dated in the lower right, titled lower center, and editioned (48/120) in the lower left. This prin...
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Early 2000s Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Joe Tilson British Pop Art Screenprint, Woodblock, Gold Leaf Print
By Joe Tilson
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Silkscreen screenprint with woodblock and gold leaf Hand signed and numbered. Joseph Charles Tilson RA (born 24 August 1928 in London) is an English pop art painter, sculptor and pr...
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1990s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Vibrant Joe Tilson British Pop Art Screenprint, Woodblock, Colorful Print
By Joe Tilson
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Silkscreen screenprint with woodblock and silver leaf Hand signed and numbered. In vibrant color of blue and silver on heavy paper with an almost painting type texture to it. Josep...
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1990s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Vibrant 1975 Joe Tilson British Pop Art Screenprint, Woodblock, Colorful Print
By Joe Tilson
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Silkscreen screenprint. Hand signed and numbered. A pyramid or ziggurat in vibrant colors of blue, red, yellow, orange and green on heavy paper Joseph Charles Tilson RA (born 24 Au...
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1970s Pop Art Abstract Prints

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Screen

Earth in Blue, Japanese woodblock print, limited edition, purple, blue, silver
Located in Tesuque, NM
Earth in Blue, Japanese woodblock print, limited edition, purple, blue, silver Hasegawa Yuichi creates lush, textural prints using a unique woodblock technique: instead of carving o...
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1990s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Approaching the Earth, woodblock print, limited edition 20, blue, black, silver
Located in Tesuque, NM
Approaching the Earth, woodblock print, limited edition 20, blue, black, silver HASEGAWA YUICHI Hasegawa Yuichi creates lush, textural prints using a unique woodblock technique: ins...
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1990s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Woodcut

Werner Drewes Woodblock Print Cubist Colorful Rare Framed Green Black Red 1982
By Werner Drewes
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original woodblock print by American artist Werner Drews. This composition comes in an archival frame presentation which measures 26 x 30 on the wall. Werner Drewes (1899-1985) ...
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1980s Cubist Abstract Prints

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Paper, Woodcut

"Vache à Lait" Woodblock Abstract
By Howard Albert
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1968 woodblock print on paper entitled "Vache à Lait" (Milk Cow) is by Chicago artist, musician, and art teacher Howard Albert (1911-2004). Albert studied at the Chicago Art In...
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1960s Modern Animal Prints

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Paper, Woodcut

"Ant Hill" Abstract Cubist Black and White Landscape Woodblock Print
Located in Houston, TX
Abstract cubist black and white landscape woodblock print titled "Ant Hill" by Texas artist, Lowell Collins. The piece is signed and titled at the bottom of the print and is currentl...
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20th Century Abstract Landscape Prints

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Woodcut

Three Figures, Abstract Figurative Art, Woodblock Print in Red, Signed, 1947
By Leonard Nelson
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Three Figures in Red" by American modernist painter Leonard Nelson is a 13" x 16.5" abstract figurative woodblock print, created in 1947. The work is matted, framed in classic black...
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1940s Abstract Geometric Figurative Prints

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Three Figures, Abstract Figurative Art, Woodblock Print in Yellow, Signed, 1947
By Leonard Nelson
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Three Figures in Yellow" by American modernist painter Leonard Nelson is a 13" x 16.5" abstract figurative woodblock print, created in 1947. The work is matted, framed in classic bl...
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1940s Abstract Geometric Figurative Prints

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Hiroyuki Tajima Signed Limited Edition Abstract Zen Japanese Woodblock Print
By Hiroyuki Tajima
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeous, luminous, and sumptuously colored woodblock print by Japanese artist Hiroyuki Tajima titled "Small Garden, B" Tajima is famed for his use of dark, rich colors and strikin...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Wood, Paper

Town Square Naturalistic Woodblock Print
By Lowell Daunt Collins
Located in Houston, TX
Black and white woodblock print of a town square done in the style of the German Expressionists by Houston artist Lowell Collins. Signed by artist. Woodblock print is not framed. Ar...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media

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Woodcut

1960s Japanese Woodblock Abstract Hideo Hagiwara Germination Nº 5 1965 187/210
By Hideo Hagiwara
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Hideo Hagiwara (1913-2007) Germination No.5 Woodblock print. Signed and dated in graphite. 25 1/2 x 17 13/16" (64.8 x 45.3cm); paper sheet: 29 1/16 x 19 9/16" (73.8 x 49.7cm) A...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Naturalistic Victoria, Texas Landscape Woodblock Print
By Lowell Daunt Collins
Located in Houston, TX
Black and white woodblock print of the docks and cityscape of Victoria done in the style of the German Expressionists by Houston artist Lowell Collins. Woodblock print is not framed...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media

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Woodcut

Naturalistic Ship Artist Proof Woodblock Print
By Lowell Daunt Collins
Located in Houston, TX
Black and white woodblock of a ship done in the style of the German Expressionists by Houston artist Lowell Collins. Woodblock print is not framed. Artist Biography: Born in San An...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist More Prints

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Woodcut

Woodblock no. 2 (Yellow Trees on Blue)
By Meghan Gerety
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist's Statement: The contemplative nature of my work reflects both my practice of Eastern philosophy and my immersion in the history of modern and contemporary painting. The subje...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Acrylic Polymer, Wood

"Sierra Madre," Original Color Woodblock Nude signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Sierra Madre" is a color woodblock signed by Carol Summers. As suggested by the title, the print teeters the line between Summers' fanciful landscapes and the traditional subject of...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

“Pastry” Red, Blue, Yellow, and White Patterned Still Life Woodblock Print
Located in Houston, TX
Colored woodblock print by San Antonio, Texas artist Richard Conn. Red, blue, yellow, and white print depicting a still life of pastries within a patterned interior space. Signed, ti...
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1970s Abstract Still-life Prints

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Paper, Ink

"Le Hibou" (The Owl) Limited Edition Hand-Signed Woodblock by Bernard Lorjou
By Bernard Lorjou
Located in Los Angeles, CA
“Le Hibou” (The Owl), a Limited Edition and Hand-Signed Woodblock by Bernard Lorjou, is a piece for the true collector. This whimsical, abstract, realist, expressionist portrait of a...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Animal Prints

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Woodcut

TBD, woodblock limited edition print
By Charles Arnoldi
Located in Santa Monica, CA
TBD, 2010 archival inkjet and woodblock print, Ed. 20 36 x 22" paper size
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Prints

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Inkjet, Woodcut

TBD, limited edition woodblock print
By Charles Arnoldi
Located in Santa Monica, CA
TBD, 2010 archival inkjet and woodblock print, ed 4/20 36 x 22"
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Prints

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Archival Pigment, Woodcut

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Abstract Woodblock For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate abstract woodblock for your needs in our varied inventory. There are many Abstract, Contemporary and Surrealist versions of these works for sale. If you’re looking for an abstract woodblock from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Adding an abstract woodblock to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of beige, black, gray, orange and more. There have been many interesting abstract woodblock examples over the years, but those made by Charlie Hewitt, Toma Yovanovich, Meghan Gerety, Lowell Daunt Collins and Joe Tilson are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in woodcut print, screen print and paper can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a Abstract Woodblock?

An abstract woodblock can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $750, while the lowest priced sells for $300 and the highest can go for as much as $13,500.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.

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