Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ben Smith's "Prophet" and "Suppliant" in Georgia's State Art Collection

NEW GEORGIANA ENCYCLOPEDIA
By Laura Diaz
Suppliant (date unknown) by Ben Smith is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. Print (woodcut), 56 1/4 x 41 inches
GEORGIA---Ben Smith, an Atlanta-based artist best known for creating massive woodblock prints, was born in 1941. The subjects of his work are often shamans, wizards, and other ceremonial figures, dressed in lavish robes or antique suits of armor, interacting with mythological creatures. Smith teaches at both the Chastain Arts Center and the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. His woodblock prints Enlightened Figure, Prophet (1964), and Suppliant (date unknown) are part of Georgia's State Art Collection. [link]
Prophet (1964) by Ben Smith is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. Print (woodcut), 55 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches