Partially Printed and Typed Letter Signed from artist Hale Woodruff to fellow artist Dox Thrash concerning the purchase of the rights to a work of art by Thrash

New York, N. Y. Contemporary Art of the American Negro, May 29, 1947.

Price: $950.00

Unbound. Quarto leaf. Folded for mailing, a short tear at one fold and at the bottom of the leaf, very good or better. Partially mimeographed and partially typed on printed letterhead of "Contemporary Art of the American Negro," New York, May 29, 1947, to "Dear Mr. Thrash." This form letter with typed additions and Signed by Woodruff, concerns the sale of an original print by the African-American Thrash, entitled "Rugged Homes" to International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), and assigns to the company the exclusive copyright of the artwork. Woodruff was an important African-American artist. Thrash, an artist and master printer, was born in Georgia, fought in France in World War I, and later studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago. He settled in Philadelphia, and while working in the Graphic Division of the Federal Arts Project, he helped invent a new "intaglio" process, called the carborundum print-process. An excellent association, between two noted African-American artists and printmakers.

Item #522619

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Item #522619 Partially Printed and Typed Letter Signed from artist Hale Woodruff to fellow artist Dox Thrash concerning the purchase of the rights to a work of art by Thrash. Hale WOODRUFF.