Moonlight Memory, Harbor Cove
2021, Reduction woodcut, edition 21, image size 29 x 39.5 in. A ten color reduction woodcut on Kozo-Shi paper, and oil-based lithography inks. This large nocturnal woodcut of Gloucester Harbor has just been completed after two months of work in the studio. Inspired by a drawing created in the early 1970s, when Don Gorvett first arrived in Gloucester, MA.
ABOUT / Don Gorvett is an artist and printmaker known for his large and powerful woodcuts of maritime and architectural subjects. He was born in Boston, MA, in 1949, and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts through the Ford Junior Fellowship Grant. His life-long intention of living within the realms of harbors and the sea continues to provide the intellectual stimulus in which to approach maritime imagery.
On View Now
Don Gorvett: Working Waterfronts
April 2, through September 12, 2021
A retrospective exhibiting over 70 woodcuts, blocks, and drawings at the Portsmouth Historical Society's Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH. Open 7 days, 10 am–5 pm. 603-436-8433
Mr. Gorvett's woodcuts are in public and private collections, which include The Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA., Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA., Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA., Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH., Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockport, ME., Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA., Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA., Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, VT., Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME., Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA., Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME., Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA., and the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.