Detail View: The AMICA Library: Speedway

AMICA ID: 
MIA_.P.93.14
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Prints
Creator Name: 
Andrews, Sybil
Creator Nationality: 
European; British; English
Creator Role: 
artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
1898 - 1992
Gender: 
F
Creator Name-CRT: 
Sybil Andrews
Title: 
Speedway
View: 
Front
Creation Date: 
1934
Creation Start Date: 
1934
Creation End Date: 
1934
Materials and Techniques: 
color linocut
Classification Term: 
color linocut
Dimensions: 
H.13-3/4 x W.10-1/4 in. (sheet)
Component Measured: 
sheet
Measurement Unit: 
in
AMICA Contributor: 
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 
P.93.14
Credit Line: 
The Driscoll Art Accessions Endowment Fund
Rights: 
Context: 

As one of the leaders of the 1930s English linocut movement, Sybil Andrews first demonstrated an interest in block printing in 1922. By the end of the 1930s, she had created forty-three color linocuts, including this famous print. Produced in an edition of sixty, Speedway marks the pinnacle of Andrews's achievement as a modernist printmaker and shows her keen understanding of the color linocut process. Hand-printed on thin Japan paper from four blocks of incised linoleum (one for each color), her dramatic print captures both the dynamism of the speedway and the thrill of motorcycle racing in its rhythmic, simple shapes.

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