Provincetown

May 18-November 11, 2012
free

Tom ahunting, Gustave Baumann, 1917. © Gustave Baumann.

In 1915 Provincetown became the unwitting center of woodblock printmaking in the U.S. American artists abroad, who had made a specialty of printmaking, repatriated at the outset of World War I in August 1914, and congregated the following summer in the Cape Cod fishing village and summer art colony of Provincetown. A group of six artists wintered in Provincetown and invented a new form of color woodblock print made from a single block, which came to be known as the white-line woodcut, or the Provincetown print. For the next forty years, Provincetown was the center for the perpetuation of the craft of woodblock printmaking and for a modernist bent that was inherent in the original Provincetown prints.

This exhibition includes 37 woodblock prints, drawings and watercolors dating from 1905 to 1953.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN