THE WORK AND THE ARTIST
Artist: Hearst, Winfrey
Title/Date: Saturday Afternoon, 2003
Description of the work:
The scene in this etching depicts a gathering of people around a gazebo, including children and adults, in a relaxed manner on a Saturday afternoon. The gazebo is located in the middle of what seems to be a plaza surrounded by gardens with a small fence around it. Men, women and children are seen casually sitting by the parapet wall under a very cloudy sky in leisure activities such a man polishing another’s shoes and an ice-cream vendor. Trees and buildings complement the scene. The print is monotone, which looks more likely to be from an earlier period.
Winfrey Hearst is a native of El Paso (born in 1972), Texas and received both her B.A. in Art and B.S. in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. She furthered her study of ceramics at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and study education at Carroll College in Helena. Hearst continued her study of printmaking at the Institute of Experimental printmaking in Santa Cruz, California, and also at Frogman’s Workshops at the University of South Dakota. She has always enjoyed working outdoors and has sketched and painted in the Southwest, as well as in the forests of Montana, where she lived for almost seventeen years.
Signed: signed her name recto on the right lower-end corner of the print of the etching. In the lower center shows the edition of 2/30. The title is located on the lower left end.
Date and Dimension: 2003; 13” x 15¾”
Medium: Print, etching
Accession # and Acquisition date: acc. # H2011.86; Date: 2003
Provenance and Exhibitions: Provenance; UNK
Current Location: The piece is a part of the New Mexico State University’s permanent collections.
-“Plein Air Painters of El Paso, the Border Artists, the El Paso Art Association, Las Artistas and Pastel Society of El Paso.” http://pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com/winfrey-hearst.html Accessed Dec 7, 2016.
Researched by: Latha Sankaran, 11 November 2016.