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Dox Thrash, American, 1893 - 1965

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

c. 1939-1940

Carborundum relief etching

Plate: 9 15/16 x 7 inches (25.3 x 17.8 cm) Sheet: 13 1/8 x 10 1/8 inches (33.3 x 25.7 cm)

Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Gallery, Perelman Building, first floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of E. M. Benson, 1942

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Dox Thrash was born in 1893 in a small cabin on the outskirts of Griffin, Georgia. In many of his prints he uses an innovative printmaking process that he himself helped develop in late 1937. Although the new method was named after Carborundum, the commercial abrasive used in the process, for a brief period Thrash called it the "Opheliagraph" in honor of his mother, who died in 1936.

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