Woodcuts

Jim Steg (1922-2001): Woodcuts

Amanda Winstead Fine Art is pleased to present a selection of woodcuts from the 1950s and 1960s by Jim Steg from the estate of the artist. The accessibility of the woodblock printing technique enabled Steg to create a powerful body of work during his many travels.

During the summer of 1958, Steg received a grant allowing him to spend three months living in rural Mexico with his family. The depth and texture of his woodcuts are representative of not only his creative response to Mexican life, but also his technical expertise. Our exclusive offering of his work from this time captures the pleasures of daily village life as well as the struggles of the human condition.

In 1959, Steg was awarded the Carnegie Fellowship and spent the following year living in Rome, Italy. Remarkably, many of his woodcuts from this time are monumental in scale without losing any quality. In addition to serving as a testament to his skill as a master printmaker, these sweeping biblical scenes are reminiscent of the rich culture of the ancient city.

 

 

New Orleans Banana Wagon, 1953

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated and numbered 20/30, second edition, 19 1/2 x 25 1/4 in.

SOLD

 

 

Study (Self Portrait), 1955

Woodcut, pencil-signed, titled and dated, 12 3/4 x 10 in.

SOLD

 

 

Desoto, 1955

Woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated and numbered 7/40, 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.

 

 

Mist on the Mountains, 1958

Woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 8/40, 18 1/4 x 30 1/4 in.

Condition: minor scattered foxing.

 

Morias, 1957

Color woodcut, estate stamped with chop mark, 24 1/2 x 18 in.

 

Morias, 1957

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 16/35, 25 x 19 in.

 

Becoming, 1959

Color woodcut, estate stamped with chop mark, 24 1/2 x 29 in.

Condition: Foxing to lower margin.

SOLD 

 

 

Becoming, 1959

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 2/40, 24 1/2 x 28 in.

Condition: loss to upper left corner; several small holes to middle right; light foxing.

 

The Village Band (Mexico), 1958

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 8/40, 24 1/2 x 35 in.

Condition: foxing and toning.

 

Study for The Village Band (Mexico), 1958

Chalk and charcoal on paper, unsigned, 21 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.

 

 

Fresh Meat (Mexico), 1958

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 10/30, 39 1/4 x 16 3/4 in.

Condition: Scattered foxing.

 

The Chano Rider, 1958

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 8/30, 36 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.

Condition: Tape staining in margins.

 

The Village Circus (Mexico), 1958

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 2/30, 17 3/4 x 39 in.

Condition: Scattered foxing in margins.

 

 

The Village Circus (Mexico), 1958

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 16/30, 15 1/2 x 38 1/2 in.

 

The Village Circus (Mexico), 1958

Color woodcut, estate stamped with chop mark, 16 x 37 3/4 in.

 

The Village Market (Mexico), 1959

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 10/30, 13 3/4 x 24 1/2 in.

Condition: Tape in margins.

 

The Village Market (Mexico), 1958

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 15/30, 17 x 24 1/4 in.

 

Burro Driver, 1958

Woodcut, estate stamped with chop mark, 39 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.

Condition: Scattered foxing.

 

 

The Tortilla Makers (Mexico), 1958

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 10/30, 39 x 15 1/2 in.

Condition: water staining.

 

Piñata (Mexico), 1958

Color woodcut, estate stamped with chop mark, 16 1/4 x 25 in.

 

 

Pecan Grove, 1959

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 4/35, 22 x 28 in.

Condition: foxing in margins; small stain at middle.

 

Shoreline at Night, 1957

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 12/35, 19 1/4 x 24 1/2 in.

 

 

 

Shoreline at Night, 1957

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered 5/35, 19 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.

 

Woman Standing on the World

Color woodcut, estate stamped with chop mark, 39 x 16 in.

Condition: water staining to upper left.

SOLD

Woman Standing on the World

Color woodcut, estate stamped with chop mark, 39 x 16 in.

Condition: water staining to upper right.

SOLD

 

The Horseman, 1961

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, and numbered “2/40,” 35 1/4 x 27 1/4 in.

Condition: tack holes to upper corners.

 

The Temptation, 1960

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, inscribed “Roma,” and numbered 2/40, 40 x 28 1/4 in.

 

 

The Temptation, 1960

Color woodcut, estate stamped with chop mark, 40 x 30 in.

 

 

David, 1960

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated, inscribed “Roma,” and numbered 3/40, 44 1/2 x 25 3/4 in.

Condition: Small 1/4 in. hole middle right.

 

 

The Sacrifice, 1961

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, titled, dated and numbered 2/30, 49 1/4 x 33 3/4 in.

 

Judith

Color woodcut, pencil-signed, 62 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. sight, framed.

Condition: a few small scattered holes.

 

Village in the Morning, Mexico (Triptych), 1958

Color woodcuts, pencil-signed, titled and numbered, edition of 40, sight 30 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. each,

Archivally matted with museum glass in an artist made frame, 36 x 45 1/2 in.

 

Village in the Morning, Mexico (Triptych), 1958

Color woodcuts, right panel pencil-signed, dated and numbered 5/40,

34 1/4 x 12 1/4 in., 34 x 12 1/4 in., 33 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. respectively, unframed.