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Photo credit: American Museum & Gardens

Horses 1900–1950

Fuji Nakamizo (1889–1950)

American Museum & Gardens

A printmaking technique of printing in relief from a wooden block usually made from the plank of a fairly soft wood. The artist draws the design either directly onto the block or onto a sheet of paper which is then glued onto the block. A specialist is usually employed to cut away, with gouges and chisels, the wood at the sides of the lines the artist has drawn. The block is then inked and printed from, using either a printing press or hand pressure.

Text source: The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art Terms (2nd Edition) by Michael Clarke

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