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Provincetown Printmakers

Love Apples
Edna Boies Hopkins (1872-1937)
Love Apples
Color woodcut, ca. 1915
Prints and Photographs Division
Purchase, 1998 (139.9)

In the spring of 1915, a group of American art students, including Edna Boies Hopkins, left wartime Paris and settled in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Here, they began making prints with Japanese-inspired compositions using a unique technique--a "white line" color-woodcut method--that would come to represent the group. A principal print-maker in the art colony, Hopkins lived and studied in Japan and Paris before returning to the United States.

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