Jack McLarty

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Jack McLarty

75.00

Sultry Mood

Color woodcut

Artist’s proof

Signed in pencil lower right

3 x 4 inches

Condition: excellent

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The image is pristine, but there are creases at the corners and top edge of the sheet.

Here are two paragraphs from a much longer (and quite interesting) biographical entry on the artist posted at oregonencyclopedia.org: 

William James “Jack” McLarty (1919-2011), one of Oregon’s veteran modern painters, was born in 1919 in Seattle but grew up in downtown Portland, helping his parents operate a succession of small working-class hotels. Except for brief periods, he lived in Portland for the rest of his life, and the city as the site of modern life inspired the ironic and often witty imagery of many of his paintings, prints, and drawings for nearly seventy years. 

McLarty showed his work at the Image Gallery and in numerous juried and invitational group and one-person exhibitions in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. His work appeared in the exhibition Recent Painting USA at the Museum of Modern Art in 1962 and Art of the Pacific Northwest, organized by the Smithsonian in 1974. His work is in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Oregon Percent for Art collections, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (University of Oregon), and Hallie Ford Museum of Art (Willamette University), with prints in many other American university collections.