23-400 Emily Hixon 1977 White Rice Paper 24×36


A gesture drawing silkscreen print by Shelter Island, NY artist Emily Hixon. White ink on Japanese rice paper. Signed, dated 1977, and titled “Prenascent Forms” editioned “9/15.” 24 × 36 inches. Framed in matte white wood. We added an acid-free black backing so that the rice paper’s texture is more visible.

Emily Earl Hixon aka Emily H. Sturkie aka Emily Hixon Taplin (1919-2003) was a prolific painter and printmaker working in both non-objective and Pop Art idioms. In 1974, she helped start the artist-run Amos Eno Gallery in New York City’s Soho District (it recently relocated to Bushwick, Brooklyn). She was an educator and an art director at Rutgers Prep. Her studio was on Shelter Island, a short ferry ride from our design shop here in Greenport, NY on the North Fork.