23-176 Still Life 1976 Jater Wood Block Print


Still life woodcut. Club de Grabado de Montevideo distributed prints by well-known artists as part of a government program to increase awareness of art and culture. These limited edition wood block prints are now collector’s items. Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and was a meeting place for abstract artists many of whom were trained in Europe. This original print measures 20×16 inches as framed in matte black aluminum. It is by Melquiades Jater and is titled “Centro de mesa y frutas.” Printed in Uruguay, 1976. Signed and marked with the edition number 293/3000.

Marked on the verso: «Centro de mesa y frutas» xilografia de MELQUIADES JATER, realizada expresamente para CLUB DE GRABADO DE MONTEVIDEO y seleccionada en el Concurso Interno para Artistas Gráficos de la institución. El artista utilizó por su orden el azul, el rojo y el amarillo sobre tacos de madera. (Then a short artist bio.)

Translation: “‘Center table and fruit’ woodcut by MELQUIADES JATER, made expressly for CLUB DE GRABADO DE MONTEVIDEO and selected in the Internal Contest for Graphic Artists of the institution. The artist used by his order blue, red and yellow on wooden blocks.”

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