Malcolm Arnett (1905-1992)

Malcolm Arnett
Seasons Greetings

woodcut, red ink
signed, "Malcolm" inside with second woodcut "Seasons Greetings from"
green paper, folded over to make Christmas card
undated
2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (image)
8 x 5 inches (paper folded to make a greeting card)

$100

Malcolm Arnett
Landmark

color woodcut
signed, l.r.
titled, l.l.
19/50
rice paper
1940
4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches (image)
6 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (frame)

$250

Malcolm Arnett was born in Cairo, Illinois, but lived and worked in Henderson, Kentucky. He studied with Thomas Hart Benton and, along with Wallace Kelly of Lebanon, created some of the best WPA-era images of life in Kentucky.

This image was used for the cover of his 1982 book Landmarks: 40 Prints from 40 Years of Printmaking. It is a depiction of a church in Cairo, Kentucky. Arnett is one of the artists featured in Black and White: Kentucky Prints and Printmakers from the Collection of Warren and Julie Payne.