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Study for Petunias

Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956)


The “Provincetown print,” with its flat planes of color and its collage-like layout, has a natural resemblance to Cubism, which contributed to the “modern” look of these prints.

While Study for Petunias is not unlike Lazzell’s preliminary drawings for her woodcuts, it is a study for a painting and therefore the Cubism is conscious, reflecting her study with Cubists Fernand Leger and Albert Gleizes in Paris in 1923–1924.

Estate of the artist; Martin Diamond Fine Art, New York, New York; Gallery Schlesinger Limited, New York, New York; Janet Marqusee Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York; Dr. Steven Conant, Indianapolis, Indiana (by purhcase); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008.

Object Information

artist
Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956)
creation date
1928
materials
charcoal on tan wove paper
dimensions
14 1/8 x 11 7/8 in. (image)
15 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed and dated in pencil., l.r.: Blanche Lazzell 1928
accession number
2008.753
credit line
Gift of Dr. Steven Conant in memory of Mrs. H. L. Conant
copyright
© Blanche Lazzell
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors