Back by popular demand as a teaser for an upcoming online exhibit and web archives of the newly-digitized Richard Correll Prints and Papers.
Richard V. (Dick) Correll (1904-1990), was “one of the leading masters of printmaking in the West.” Best known for his powerful black and white linoleum cuts, etchings and woodblock prints, for most of his life he earned a living as a commercial artist in the book publishing and advertising fields while producing a large body of fine art in his own time.
Correll’s themes ranged from landscapes, animals and agricultural scenes, harbors and ships, and music and dance to those which reflected his lifelong concern with political and social issues.
This exhibit features selections from several core areas of Correll’s collection at the Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections: Images of labor, social justice, civil rights, anti-war themes, work for the Great Depression-era Federal Art Project of the Works Projects Administration, and his work for the progressive Depression-era newspaper the Voice of Action.
The original exhibit ran in the UW Libraries Special Collections in 2012-2013 and this version was at the Northwest Folklife Festival in May of 2013. See the YouTube teaser (0:59) for the original Correll exhibit.