Clare Leighton and Thomas W. Nason: Common Threads

September 19, 2015 – March 13, 2016

Exhibition Overview

Clare Leighton, Winnowers Majorca, 1937
47.474, © Estate of the artist

Clare Leighton (1901-1989) and Thomas W. Nason (1884-1960), began their careers as printmakers and illustrators in the early 20th century, when book illustration was still experiencing a revival due to the Arts and Crafts movement. Masters in the medium of wood engraving, each developed a distinct style that was exceptional in expressing the simplicity and integrity of rural subjects. This exhibition explores the common threads found in their work in light of each artist’s personal approach to the subject.   

Clare Leighton
American (b. England), 1901 - 1989
Winnowers Majorca, 1937
Wood engraving, 139/200 published by The Woodcut Society, Kansas City
Gift of Dr. Louis Levy 47.474
© Estate of the artist