WPA Woodblock Print by Doris Cox "Under the Viaduct" | 1930s
Here we have a very rare WPA woodcut print by Wisconsin artist Doris Cox, entitled "Under the Viaduct." The woodblock artwork is signed "Doris E. Cox" in pencil in the lower right corner. Love the philosophy of WPA art showing the beauty in every day life. Ms. Cox delivered with that philosophy. As always, the black and white contrast of WPA linoleum prints always cut to the core.
Doris Cox was a regional artist actively producing prints for the WPA in the 1930s, both in Wisconsin and Minnesota. I believe this print falls in this range as well.
Cox worked as an art teacher in the Wisconsin public school system. She was also employed by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and was a member of the Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Organization.
She is listed in the "150 Years of Wisconsin Printmaking" reference book, as well as an co-author of "Creative Hands", a popular guide to basic arts and crafts techniques.
The framed WPA print measures 12 1/2" tall and 10 1/2" wide. The actual image measures 6" tall by 5" wide. The Wisconsin print looks to be in great shape. The frame has a wear from age. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes please). Free shipping on the rare print.