Arts & Crafts Block Prints: W. S. Rice
Block print artist William Seltzer Rice (1873–1963) created images that were in harmony with the aesthetics of the Craftsman style. A watercolorist, teacher, and avid outdoorsman, Rice found enduring inspiration in nature—from sweeping vistas to single blossoms. He believed in the ideal of making original artwork available to a wide audience at modest cost, and Rice designed, carved, and printed all of his blocks himself. His active and prolific career extended to the age of ninety. This calendar’s block prints reflect Rice’s love of the outdoors and his observations as a naturalist. More of his works, including watercolors and additional prints, can be found in the book William S. Rice: Art & Life (Pomegranate, 2013).All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.FSC license code FSC N001864.