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Woodcut Print by Emmy Lou Packard " Strawberry Pickers" 1968 (Roseville)

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condition: excellent
Emmy Lou Packard woodcut print

Strawberry Pickers

Pencil signed (right bottom) and titled (left bottom)
1968 printed by Lou Whaley

20 x 25 3/4

$800

Bio Below:

"EMMY LOU PACKARD (1914-1998), born in El Centro, Imperial Valley, California, was one of the most famous American fresco artists and printmaking pioneers of the 20th century. Packard's visual expression and courageous voice earned her international recognition as an artist and activist for peace. Marked by an early encounter with Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, her trajectory evolved from assisting Rivera with mural painting, to her own painting and print exhibitions and fresco projects. This revolutionary influence allowed for her vocal and uncompromising disapproval of several issues, including human rights violations, WWII and the American-Soviet "Cold" and Vietnam wars.

Before her formal art education, Packard studied under Rivera in Mexico, from 1927-1928. She received her B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1936, and went on to study at the California School of Fine Arts. In 1940 she assisted Rivera in creating the 1,650 square foot fresco at the Golden Gate International Expo, and returned with him to Mexico City where she was a guest of Rivera and Frida Kahlo. During WWII she worked for a Richmond newspaper as a writer and illustrator in California; during this time she also took on roles in human rights activism, fighting for the rights of women and children, and steadfastly supporting the leadership of Cesar Chavez.

In 1959 Emmy Lou married fellow artist Byron Randall and joined the movement of artists leaving the Bay Area and moved to Mendocino, where she lived for a decade. Packard's studies of the Mendocino Headlands for her artwork eventually inspired her to become a key promoter in the establishment of the headlands as a state park."

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