Mooring: Lined Midi Journal


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Originally titled “Orange and Black Mooring,” this 1972 print depicting two boats side by side is a classic example of both the technique and the subject matter for which Alistair Bell has become known. The woodcut print delivers Bell’s characteristic shipyard motif with a dynamic and exciting play of lines.

Alistair Macready Bell was born in Darlington, England, in 1913 and emigrated to Canada in the early 1920s. It was here that he developed his personal style and rose to prominence as one of the country’s finest printmakers. Bell eventually mastered the techniques of drypoint, etching, lithography engraving and woodcutting and by 1967 was successful enough to leave the steel trade and become a full-time artist, establishing himself internationally for his talent in graphic media. As one of a number of mid-century artists who developed a distinctly West Coast artistic sensibility, Bell received two Senior Art Fellowships from the Canada Council which allowed him to travel extensively, seeking out wild places and creatures around the world.


Format: Hardback with elastic closure
Pages: 144 lined
Size: 5.00 x 7.00 inches

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