From time to time we like to take a look at the works of artists who are far too often over-looked. To Faith Salie now, and an artist with the perfect artwork for our favorite morning of the week:
The collection in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art contains a whimsical print called, familiarly enough, “Sunday Morning.” The artist? A name that may not be familiar: Dox Thrash.
“By mainstream artist standards, too many people just don’t know who he is,” said Leslie King Hammond, graduate dean emeritus at the Maryland Institute College of Art. “One, he’s a black man; and so there he was, working in a medium that didn’t really favor the kind of attention that was going on in modernism at that time.”
Dox Thrash revolutionized printmaking in the 1930s. And he’s someone more of us should know about, said Hammond.