|Jim Harbison, Cori Sherman North & John R. Mallery.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||260 / 2016|
Largely self-taught, Maurice Robert Bebb (1891-1986) was renowned for the prints of American birds he produced over five decades, even though he didn't turn to printmaking until later in life. Sampling from Bebb's impressive body of work, this monograph showcases his realistic depictions of such familiar favorites as the blue jay, the white-breasted nuthatch, the chickadee, the downy woodpecker, and the great blue heron. Cori Sherman North provides an overview of American printmaking, while Bebb's former student Jim Harbison writes a warm-hearted, personal account of making prints in the artist's Muskogee home studio, and explains this meticulous process.