Catskill Sunset

Woodcut — image size 12 X 12 inches

Carol Summers was born in 1925 in Kingston and grew up in Woodstock, NY. He traveled extensively in the 1930s, joined the Marine Corps and became a navigator and bombardier. He graduated from Bard College in 1951, studied at the Art Student’s League and spent 20 years in Manhattan making woodcuts and raising a family before moving to California and pursuing his interest in East Indian textiles. Regarding “Catskill Sunset,” he said, “This woodcut is… sort of an anatomical comment on our Mother Earth, who has a life just as we humans do, with insides and outsides and bodily fluids, but has a life cycle somewhat longer.” He received a Fulbright Grant, Tiffany Foundation Fellowship and a Guggenheim Foundation grant. He had exhibitions in Woodstock, Toledo, Manhattan and San Francisco. He has works in the Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts, Los Angeles County Museum and many others. He died in 2016.