Study for Petunias

Creation date
charcoal on tan wove paper
Mark Descriptions
signed and dated in pencil., l.r.: Blanche Lazzell 1928
14 1/8 x 11 7/8 in. (image) 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of Dr. Steven Conant in memory of Mrs. H. L. Conant
Accession number
Not Currently On View

The “Provincetown print,” with its flat planes of color and its collage-like layout, has a natural resemblance to Cubism, which contributed to the “modern” look of these prints.

While Study for Petunias is not unlike Lazzell’s preliminary drawings for her woodcuts, it is a study for a painting and therefore the Cubism is conscious, reflecting her study with Cubists Fernand Leger and Albert Gleizes in Paris in 1923–1924.

Estate of the artist; Martin Diamond Fine Art, New York, New York; Gallery Schlesinger Limited, New York, New York; Janet Marqusee Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York; Dr. Steven Conant, Indianapolis, Indiana (by purhcase); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008.
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