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Carol Summers Art

American, b. 1925

Carol Summers, one of America's foremost printmakers, was born in Kingston, New York, in 1925. After service in the Second World War in the Pacific, he attended Bard College, where he studied painting under Stefan Hirsch and printmaking with Louis Schanker. Soon after his graduation in 1951, Summers was awarded several prestigious fellowships, one from the Italian government to study in Italy in 1955, two from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in 1955 and 1960, and another from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 1959. University posts and workshops took him all over the world, and his subject matter is mainly colorful, stylized landscapes of the places that were of special significance to him, such as in Italy, India and Nepal. In 1974, Summers was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Bard College. His work is in numerous prestigious museums internationally including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Accademia Degli Intronati in Siena, Italy.

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Artist: Carol Summers
"Paricutin (Volcano in Michoacan, Mexico)" Woodcut & Monotype signed by Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Paricutin (Volcano in Michoacan, Mexico)" is a woodcut and monotype signed by Carol Summers. In the image, an abstracted volcano erupts in a joyous burst of purples and oranges. The...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Monotype, Woodcut

"Pura Vida" original color woodcut print signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Pura Vida" is an original color woodcut signed by Carol Summers. A multi-colored piece shows a waterfall with red flames behind it in the middle of the piece. On the left stands a t...
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1980s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Ravanna's Palace Burning," Woodcut Landscape signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Ravanna's Palace Burning" is a woodcut signed by Carol Summers. The image combines landscape and architecture, which is typical of the works Summers produced during the 1980s and '9...
Category

1980s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

"Bon Apetit," Original Black and White Woodcut by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bon Apetit" is an original black and white woodcut by Carol Summers. It depicts a table set for four people. The artist signed the piece in the lower right and titled and wrote the ...
Category

1960s Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

"Night Sky," Original Woodcut & Monotype Night Landscape signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Night Sky" is an original color woodcut and monotype by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the lower right. This woodcut depicts the night sky with the remnants of light ...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Carol Summers Art

Materials

Monotype, Woodcut

'Narcissus Braziliana' original woodcut & monotype signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The present artwork is a vibrant and colorful example of the woodcut prints of Carol Summers. The image is dominated by the form of a red tropical flower, closely cropped around the ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

Materials

Monotype, Woodcut

"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 Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Wild Palms," a Colorful Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Wild Palms" is an original woodcut signed by the artist, Carol Summers. It depicts five palm trees among a river and warmly colored hills and is edition 81/100. 37" x 37 1/4" Car...
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1980s Abstract Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Vesuvio," Abstract Poster signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Vesuvio" is a poster by Carol Summers. This piece is a poster after an original woodcut by Summers. However, the poster was designed, produced, and printed by Carol Summers. The ar...
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1980s Neo-Expressionist Carol Summers Art

Materials

Color

"Zarathustra," Abstract Volcano Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Zarathustra" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the image. This woodcut depicts an erupting volcano in simplified color fields. The editio...
Category

Early 2000s Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

"Incredible String Band," Original Color Woodcut, Serigraph, & Monotype
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Incredible String Band" is an original color woodcut, serigraph, and monotype by Carol Summers. It depicts classical architecture surrounding Summers's signature bright-colored abst...
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1970s Carol Summers Art

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Monoprint, Monotype, Screen, Woodcut

"Jungle," Color Lithograph Landscape signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Jungle" is an important, rare color lithograph signed by Carol Summers from the early years of his production. The image offers a landscape of a dark jungle, printed mostly in black...
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1960s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Lithograph

"Krishna Steals the Gopis Clothes," Abstract Landscape signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Krishna Steals the Gopis Clothes" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the center. This woodcut depicts three trees on a red and blue hill. ...
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1980s Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"India," Abstract Woodcut and Monotype signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"India" is a woodcut and monotype signed by Carol Summers. Here, Summer's abstract language for landscape imagery is taken to its most extreme: The image offers a view of a highly st...
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1990s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

Materials

Monotype, Woodcut

"Arroyo," Original Woodcut and Monotype signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Arroyo" is an original woodcut and monotype by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece. It is from an edition of 120 and depicts an abstract landscape in blues and greens. 14 1...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Carol Summers Art

Materials

Monotype, Woodcut

"The Bighorn at Night," a Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"The Bighorn at Night" is an original woodcut signed and titled by the artist, Carol Summers. It is edition 48/50. 49 1/8" x 37" art 55" x 42 1/8" framed Carol Summers has worked ...
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1970s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

"Little Wolf's Last Camp," Colored Woodblock A/P signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Little Wolf's Last Camp" is a colored woodblock A/P signed by Carol Summers. In the image, a mountain looms over a circle of teat the edge of a lake, a scene likely inspired by the ...
Category

1970s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

"Palepai," Original Woodcut Abstract Landscape Elephants signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Palepai" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the lower right and wrote the title and the edition number lower left. Palepai are weavings fr...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Sun and Heart" brass belt buckle signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This belt buckle is a rare and unusual example from the oeuvre of Carol Summers as he is mostly known for his woodcut prints. Nonetheless, the buckle uses the same abstract stylizati...
Category

1970s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Brass

"Red, Yellow, Blue & Green," Color Woodcut & Monotype signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Red, Yellow, Blue & Green" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the lower left. This woodcut depicts four color fields. The edition number i...
Category

2010s Carol Summers Art

Materials

Monotype, Woodcut

"Acquacaliente," Colorful Landscape Silkscreen signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Acquacaliente" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the lower right. This woodcut depicts a fountain spouting rainbows in the background of ...
Category

1970s Carol Summers Art

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Screen

"Diocletian's Retreat," Woodcut and Monotype signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Diocletian's Retreat" is a woodcut and monotype signed by Carol Summers. The image combines landscape and architecture, in this case a classical structure from the retirement villa ...
Category

1990s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Monotype, Woodcut

"Chamba Bamba," Original Color Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Chamba Bamba" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the right blue stripe and titled it in the left blue stripe. This woodcut depicts an abst...
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Early 2000s Post-Modern Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Casa Marquez" original woodcut print signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Casa Marquez" is an excellent example of the printmaking of Carol Summers. In the image, Summers has featured a Spanish Renaissance building, replete with classical architecture - i...
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1980s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

"Sunset After Storm," a Woodcut by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Sunset After Storm" is an original woodcut signed by the artist, Carol Summers. It depicts the sky and mountains in green, red, and blue. It is edition 39/250, Moulding A 8171, with...
Category

1980s Abstract Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

Wild Palms
By Carol Summers
Located in Summit, NJ
Gorgeous woodcut in vibrant colors with deckled edges. The piece is signed, titled and noted A/P on the front. It is framed in a beautiful matte silver cube frame under conservation ...
Category

1980s Abstract Carol Summers Art

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Paper, Pigment, Color

"The End," Original Woodcut & Silkscreen signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"The End" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the center right. This woodcut depicts a marble fluted column with the title in large letters ...
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1960s Carol Summers Art

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Screen, Woodcut

"Sunset After Storm," Stain Glass Window after a Woodcut by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Sunset After Storm" is a stained glass piece designed by Carol Summers and fabricated by Oakbrook Esser Studios. It depicts an abstract landscape in green with a blue and red sky. T...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Carol Summers Art

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Glass

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"Little Wolf's Last Camp," Colored Woodblock A/P signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
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"Ravanna's Palace Burning," Woodcut Landscape signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
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1980s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Krishna Steals the Gopis Clothes," Abstract Landscape signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Krishna Steals the Gopis Clothes" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the center. This woodcut depicts three trees on a red and blue hill. ...
Category

1980s Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Zarathustra," Abstract Volcano Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Zarathustra" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the image. This woodcut depicts an erupting volcano in simplified color fields. The editio...
Category

Early 2000s Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

"Chamba Bamba," Original Color Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Chamba Bamba" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the right blue stripe and titled it in the left blue stripe. This woodcut depicts an abst...
Category

Early 2000s Post-Modern Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Jungle," Color Lithograph Landscape signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Jungle" is an important, rare color lithograph signed by Carol Summers from the early years of his production. The image offers a landscape of a dark jungle, printed mostly in black...
Category

1960s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

Materials

Lithograph

"Acquacaliente," Colorful Landscape Silkscreen signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Acquacaliente" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the lower right. This woodcut depicts a fountain spouting rainbows in the background of ...
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1970s Carol Summers Art

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Screen

Previously Available Items
Krishna Steals the Gopis Clothes
By Carol Summers
Located in Summit, NJ
Gorgeous color woodcut by America’s foremost printmaker Carol Summers. Vivid saturated colors with deckled edges, framed under plexiglass. The paper is gorgeous and is in perfect co...
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1980s Abstract Carol Summers Art

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Handmade Paper, Woodcut

"Northern Lights," Woodcut and Monotype Dark Landscape signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Northern Lights" is a woodcut and monotype signed by Carol Summers. In the image, Summers offers a stylized landscape at nighttime. The vista is framed by green mountains to the lef...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Monotype, Woodcut

"August 17th," is a color Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"August 17th" is a color woodcut by Carol Summers in 1987. It depicts, in the sky, white dotes with red tails, a meteor shower. The sun is also setting in this woodcut, there is a li...
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1980s Abstract Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Farewell," Sunset Landscape Woodcut by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Farewell" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece. This woodcut depicts a river flowing through green hills beneath a blood-red sky. The edition n...
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1990s Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

'Tuolomne Sunrise' color woodblock print signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This print is an excellent example of the woodblock prints of Carol Summers. Here, Summers looks to and abstracts the landscape of Tuolomne [Tuolumne] Meadows of the Sierra Nevada an...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Rio Tuito (Red Tuito River)" original woodcut print signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Rio Tuito (Red Tuito River)" is a woodcut signed by Carol Summers. This is an excellent example of Summers' late work, created just before his death in 2016. In the image, he offers...
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2010s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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"Primitive Landscape," woodblock print proof signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Primitive Landscape" is a woodblock A/P signed by Carol Summers. This landscape shows an orange and pink rainbow in a white sky. Two hills populate the sides, these hold red paths a...
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1990s Contemporary Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

New York Film Festival
By Carol Summers
Located in New York, NY
This colorful screen print is hand signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 144. Published by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the 13th New York Film Festival...
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1970s Pop Art Carol Summers Art

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Screen

"Heartrise," Colorful Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Heartrise" is woodcut print by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the lower right in pencil and titled and dated the piece in the image. This piece is edition 13/50 and d...
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2010s Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Hill of Palms," Tropical Color Woodcut signed by Carol Summer
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Hill of Palms" is a color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed, titled, and wrote the edition number (12/25) in pencil in the center left. This piece depicts 14 palm trees on...
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2010s Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

"Dudh Kosi (Milk River),"Original Color Woodcut Landscape signed by Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Dudh Kosi (Milk River)" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed the piece in the image. This woodcut depicts a river flowing through an abstracted landscape...
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Early 2000s Carol Summers Art

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Woodcut

"Summer Pasture," Waterfall Landscape Woodcut signed by Carol Summers
By Carol Summers
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Summer Pasture" is an original color woodcut by Carol Summers. The artist signed and titled the piece in the rocks in the image. This woodcut depicts a river flowing through an eart...
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1980s Carol Summers Art

Materials

Woodcut

Carol Summers art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Carol Summers art available for sale. If you're looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, orange, pink and other colors. You may also search for art by Carol Summers in woodcut print, monotype, paper and more by medium. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th Century and is mostly associated with the Contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Carol Summers art, so small editions measuring 2.75 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Gene Davis, Raymond Parker and John Chamberlain. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,040 and tops out at $17,000, while the average work can sell for $3,250.

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