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Painter, Wood cutter, Printer, b. 1878 - d. 1956

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          • AMERICAN WATERCOLOR PAINTING BY BLANCHE LAZZELL
            Apr. 06, 2024

            AMERICAN WATERCOLOR PAINTING BY BLANCHE LAZZELL

            Est: $100 - $150

            A watercolor and gouache painting on paper depicting a still life with flowers by Blanche Lazzell, American, 1878 to 1956. Signed lower right. Framed. Blanche Lazzell was an American painter, printmaker, and designer. Known especially for her white line woodcuts, she was an early modernist American artist, bringing elements of Cubism and abstraction into her art. One of a kind artwork.

            Antique Arena Inc
          • Nettie Blanche Lazzell, Massachusetts/West Virginia (1878-1956), Daisies, 1932, color woodblock print, 12 1/4"H x 12 1/4"W (sight), 24 1/4"H x 22 1/4"W (frame)
            Feb. 10, 2024

            Nettie Blanche Lazzell, Massachusetts/West Virginia (1878-1956), Daisies, 1932, color woodblock print, 12 1/4"H x 12 1/4"W (sight), 24 1/4"H x 22 1/4"W (frame)

            Est: $12,000 - $15,000

            Nettie Blanche Lazzell Massachusetts/West Virginia, (1878-1956) Daisies, 1932 color woodblock print Pencil signed and dated lower left. This rare color white-line woodcut by Blanche Lazzell was done in 1932 in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is listed in the John Clarkson catalogue of her work in 1989 as number 91, in an edition of 4. Ex. collection of Dave and Reba Williams Biography from the Archives of askART: Born in Maidsville, West Virginia, Blanche Lazzell became a leading figure in color-woodblock printmaking in a geometric, Cubist influenced style. She is most associated with the art colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts where she belonged to the Provincetown Print Makers founded in 1915. Lazzell studied at West Virginia University and by 1905, had earned three university degrees, highly unusual for a woman of that time. In 1908, she entered the Art Students League in New York as a pupil of William Merritt Chase, and in 1912, she studied in Paris at the Academie Moderne with Charles Guerin, a modernist, anti-academic teacher. She returned to Paris in 1923 and 1924 and studied with Fernand Leger, Andre Lhote, and Albert Gleizes. From 1923 to 1930, she exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. By 1915, she had established her studio in the art colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and became a leading personality, especially known for her woodblocks. During the 1930s, she was a WPA (Works Progress Administration) artist, completing a set of prints depicting her family life at Morgantown, West Virginia. Source: Jules and Nancy Heller, North American Women Artists

            Ripley Auctions
          • BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), “The Mirror”., White-line color woodcut, 14" x 12" to the plate line. Sheet 18" x 16". Matted 23" x 20".
            Nov. 15, 2023

            BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), “The Mirror”., White-line color woodcut, 14" x 12" to the plate line. Sheet 18" x 16". Matted 23" x 20".

            Est: $30,000 - $40,000

            BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956 "The Mirror". Signed, titled and dated in pencil lower margin. Inscribed "Woodblock Print Blanche Lazzell 196/5 Provincetown, Mass. November 17th 1927" in pencil verso. A superb impression of this scarce print, with fresh colors. We have found only one other impression at auction in the last 20 years.

            Eldred's
          • Blanche Lazzell, Provincetown Dunes
            Nov. 10, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell, Provincetown Dunes

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            Blanche Lazzell Provincetown Dunes 1942 oil on paper sight: 7.25 h x 10.5 w in (18 x 27 cm) Signed and dated to lower left 'Blanche Lazzell 1942'. Provenance: Heath Gallery, Inc., Atlanta | Linda Hyman Fine Arts, New York | Sotheby's, New York, Arcade, 31 March 1993, Lot 342 | Private Collection | Sotheby's, New York, Arcade, 24 September 1998, Lot 300 | Private Collection, New Jersey Exhibited: Blanche Lazzell: American Cubist Pioneer, Works from 1920 to 1950, 4 - 29 May 1982, Martin Diamond Fine Arts, New York | Nature in Early Modern American Art, 17 - 31 May 1986, Heath Gallery, Inc., Atlanta This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

            Rago Arts and Auction Center
          • Blanche Lazzell, Abstract Composition
            Nov. 10, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell, Abstract Composition

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            Blanche Lazzell Abstract Composition 1924 gouache on paper sight: 7.875 h x 7 w in (20 x 18 cm) Signed and dated to lower right 'B. Lazzell 1924'. Sold with three preparatory sketches. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

            Rago Arts and Auction Center
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL Red and Blue Petunias.
            Nov. 02, 2023

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Red and Blue Petunias.

            Est: $15,000 - $20,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Red and Blue Petunias. Color woodcut on Japan paper, 1955-56. 307x355 mm; 12 1/8x14 inches, full margins. Signed, titled and dated "1956" in pen and ink, lower margin, and signed, dated, titled and inscribed "No. 2" in pen and ink, verso. A very good impression of this scarce woodcut with strong colors. We have not found another impression at auction in the past 30 years. According to Lazzell's record book, this color woodcut was created in Provincetown and the number of proofs was not recorded. Lazzell (1878-1956) was an American Modernist printmaker and a member of the pioneering wood block print society (the first of its kind in America) known as the Provincetown Printers. This small group of printmakers came together in 1915 in the artistic community of Provincetown, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which had quickly become a destination for both avant-garde American artists and artists living in Europe who were fleeing the turmoil of World War I. The group remains most noteworthy for having innovated the white-line woodcut print, or the Provincetown Print. Inspired by 19th century Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcuts, these artists carved their designs onto a single block, rather than multiple blocks in the western printmaking tradition, and inked each section with a different color. The small grooves between each segment create the distinctive white lines of these woodcuts. Bror J. O. Nordfeldt, also a member of the Provincetown Printers, developed the technique, but Lazzell is considered the master of the white-line woodcut. Renowned for her devotion to the technique and for the sophistication of her work, as well as the influence of abstraction and Cubism in her work, she gained popularity not only in America but also in Europe, where she first exhibited in 1923 at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. Clarkson 138.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Nettie Blanche Lazzell, Massachusetts/West Virginia (1878-1956), Daisies, 1932, color woodblock print, 12 1/4"H x 12 1/4"W (sight), 24 1/4"H x 22 1/4"W (frame)
            Oct. 28, 2023

            Nettie Blanche Lazzell, Massachusetts/West Virginia (1878-1956), Daisies, 1932, color woodblock print, 12 1/4"H x 12 1/4"W (sight), 24 1/4"H x 22 1/4"W (frame)

            Est: $25,000 - $35,000

            Nettie Blanche Lazzell Massachusetts/West Virginia, (1878-1956) Daisies, 1932 color woodblock print pencil signed and dated lower left. This rare color white-line woodcut by Blanche Lazzell was done in 1932 in Morgantown, West Virginia. It is listed in the John Clarkson catalogue of her work in 1989 as number 91, in an edition of 4. Ex. collection of Dave and Reba Williams Biography from the Archives of askART: Born in Maidsville, West Virginia, Blanche Lazzell became a leading figure in color-woodblock printmaking in a geometric, Cubist influenced style. She is most associated with the art colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts where she belonged to the Provincetown Print Makers founded in 1915. Lazzell studied at West Virginia University and by 1905, had earned three university degrees, highly unusual for a woman of that time. In 1908, she entered the Art Students League in New York as a pupil of William Merritt Chase, and in 1912, she studied in Paris at the Academie Moderne with Charles Guerin, a modernist, anti-academic teacher. She returned to Paris in 1923 and 1924 and studied with Fernand Leger, Andre Lhote, and Albert Gleizes. From 1923 to 1930, she exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. By 1915, she had established her studio in the art colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and became a leading personality, especially known for her woodblocks. During the 1930s, she was a WPA (Works Progress Administration) artist, completing a set of prints depicting her family life at Morgantown, West Virginia. Source: Jules and Nancy Heller, North American Women Artists

            Ripley Auctions
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL Red Church on a Hill.
            Sep. 21, 2023

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Red Church on a Hill.

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Red Church on a Hill. Watercolor on cream wove paper, 1934. 408x305 mm; 16 1/8x12 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left recto. Provenance: Private collection, New Orleans. In 1934, Lazzell (1878-1956) was one of two West Virginians who received Federal Art Project grants through the Works Progress Administration. That same year she created a mural for a court room in the Monongalia County Courthouse entitled, Justice. The mural took fourteen weeks to complete. The mural is currently displayed at the Art Museum of West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. One of the leading modernist woodcut printmakers of her time, Lazzell continued experimenting with woodcut printmaking and, in 1935, studied with the renowned German abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann in Provincetown.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Blanche Lazzell, Still Life with Calla Lilies (printing block)
            Jul. 27, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell, Still Life with Calla Lilies (printing block)

            Est: $500 - $700

            Blanche Lazzell Still Life with Calla Lilies (printing block) carved wood 9.75 h x 9.5 w in (25 x 24 cm) Provenance: Alice Simsar Fine Art, Ann Arbor, MI | Acquired from the previous, Private New York Estate This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

            Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
          • Blanche Lazzell, Sailboats (printing block)
            Jul. 27, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell, Sailboats (printing block)

            Est: $500 - $700

            Blanche Lazzell Sailboats (printing block) carved wood 9.5 h x 9.625 w in (24 x 24 cm) Provenance: Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., New York | Acquired from the previous, Private New York Estate This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

            Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Composition oil on board 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30
            Apr. 21, 2023

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Composition oil on board 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Composition oil on board 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm.)

            Christie's
          • Blanche Lazzell Linocut "Abstract Art by Blanche Lazzell" 1925
            Mar. 18, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell Linocut "Abstract Art by Blanche Lazzell" 1925

            Est: $750 - $950

            Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) Linocut "Abstract Art by Blanche Lazzell" 1925. Advertisement for an Exhibition at Herring Gallery. Image 8"h x 5"w. Frame 14 7/8" x 12 7/8"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

            California Historical Design, Inc
          • Blanche Lazzell, Three Christmas prints
            Mar. 08, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell, Three Christmas prints

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            Blanche Lazzell Three Christmas prints c. 1929 woodcut 5.75 h x 3.75 w in (15 x 10 cm) 5.625 h x 4.25 w in (14 x 11 cm) 3.75 h x 5 w in (10 x 13 cm) Lot includes Merry Christmas from Blanche Lazzell (The Artist's Studio), Merry Christmas from Blanche Lazzell (The Birth of Jesus), and Peace and Good Will (The Birth of Jesus). Signed and dated to lower left margin of one work 'Lazzell - 29'. Signed and inscribed to verso of additional work 'Mrs. U.J. Courtney from Blanche Lazzell'. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

            Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
          • Blanche Lazzell, My Studio
            Mar. 08, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell, My Studio

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            Blanche Lazzell My Studio woodcut image: 4.375 h x 3.75 w in (11 x 10 cm) sheet: 6.875 h x 5.5 w in (17 x 14 cm) Signed and titled to lower margin 'My Studio B. Lazzell'. Printed signature to lower left 'BL'. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

            Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
          • Blanche Lazzell, Province-town Studio
            Mar. 08, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell, Province-town Studio

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            Blanche Lazzell Province-town Studio 1933 woodcut image: 7.875 h x 4.875 w in (20 x 12 cm) sheet: 9.875 h x 7 w in (25 x 18 cm) Signed, titled and dated to lower margin 'Province-town Studio Blanche Lazzell -33'. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

            Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
          • Blanche Lazzell American Modernism Woodcut Print
            Feb. 25, 2023

            Blanche Lazzell American Modernism Woodcut Print

            Est: -

            Titled: " The Blue Jug". Signed In Pencil Towards The Bottom And Marked 1927. Framing Measures Approximately 18in X 17in. Art Measures Approximately 14in X 12.5in. Bh14810 Zh

            EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
          • Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) The Violet Tulip, New York, 1920 and The G
            Nov. 04, 2022

            Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) The Violet Tulip, New York, 1920 and The G

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) The Violet Tulip, New York, 1920 and The Graveyard, Provincetown, 1918 (double-sided), 1918-20 Original carved woodblock 11-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches (30.2 x 20.0 cm) (woodblock) Property from a Distinguished New York Estate PROVENANCE: Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., New York; Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York; Private collection, New York; Estate of the above. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) Calla Lilies Original carved woodblock 9-5
            Nov. 04, 2022

            Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) Calla Lilies Original carved woodblock 9-5

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) Calla Lilies Original carved woodblock 9-5/8 x 9-1/2 inches (24.4 x 24.1 cm) Property from a Distinguished New York Estate PROVENANCE: Alice Simsar Fine Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Private collection, New York; Estate of the above. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) Sailboats Original carved woodblock 9-1/2
            Nov. 04, 2022

            Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) Sailboats Original carved woodblock 9-1/2

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) Sailboats Original carved woodblock 9-1/2 x 9-5/8 inches (24.1 x 24.4 cm) Property from a Distinguished New York Estate PROVENANCE: Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., New York; Private collection, New York; Estate of the above. HID01801242017

            Heritage Auctions
          • Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) Plums 7 7/8 x 5 in. (20.0 x 12.7 cm) framed 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 in.
            Sep. 21, 2022

            Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) Plums 7 7/8 x 5 in. (20.0 x 12.7 cm) framed 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 in.

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) Plums signed 'Blanche Lazzell' (lower right) watercolor and ink on paper 7 7/8 x 5 in. (20.0 x 12.7 cm) framed 16 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) "Still Life "
            Aug. 16, 2022

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) "Still Life "

            Est: $3,500 - $5,500

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) ,Watercolor and gouache on heavy cream wove paper , Signed in pencil , measures 6.5" x 4" , w/frame

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • Blanche Lazzell linocut
            Aug. 13, 2022

            Blanche Lazzell linocut

            Est: $600 - $900

            Blanche Lazzell (American 1878-1956) ''Abstract Art by Blanche Lazzell''- linocut, 1925, advertisement for an exhibition at Herring Gallery, very good condition. 8 x 5''

            Rachel Davis Fine Arts
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Red Petunia, 1945, Holiday Card, Monotype
            Aug. 06, 2022

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Red Petunia, 1945, Holiday Card, Monotype

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Red Petunia, 1945, Holiday Card, Monotype

            Bakker Auctions
          • BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "The Town Home"., White-line color wood cut, image size 14” x 12.25”. Framed 25" x 22".
            Jul. 27, 2022

            BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "The Town Home"., White-line color wood cut, image size 14” x 12.25”. Framed 25" x 22".

            Est: $30,000 - $40,000

            BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956 "The Town Home". Signed in image lower left "BL". Titled in pencil lower left margin. Signed and dated lower right "Blanche Lazzell 1928". Inscribed verso "Wood block print ‘The Town Home' Blanch Lazzell Provincetown Mass. Oct. 5, 1928" and "226/6". Old exhibition label from John Backer as well.

            Eldred's
          • BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "Marygolds"., White-line color woodcut, image size 14" x 12". Framed 25" x 22".
            Jul. 27, 2022

            BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "Marygolds"., White-line color woodcut, image size 14" x 12". Framed 25" x 22".

            Est: $30,000 - $40,000

            BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956 "Marygolds". Signed in image lower right "B. Lazzell". Titled in pencil lower left margin. Signed and dated lower right "Blanche Lazell 1930". Artist inscriptions on reverse.

            Eldred's
          • BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "Provincetown Studios"., White-line color woodcut, sheet size 9.125” x 8”. Framed 18" x 14.5".
            Jul. 27, 2022

            BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "Provincetown Studios"., White-line color woodcut, sheet size 9.125” x 8”. Framed 18" x 14.5".

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            BLANCHE (NETTIE BLANCHE) LAZZELL Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956 "Provincetown Studios". Titled in pencil lower right. Signed and dated lower right "Blanche Lazzell 1933". Titled on label verso. Hand written details on verso of sheet.

            Eldred's
          • Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) American
            Feb. 02, 2022

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) American

            Est: - $2,500

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) ,Watercolor / Paper ,Signed Lower Right,measures12' x 16" inches

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Cape Cod Cottage; The Coffee Pot.
            Jan. 27, 2022

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Cape Cod Cottage; The Coffee Pot.

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Cape Cod Cottage; The Coffee Pot. Original carved wood block, double-sided, painted in color inks. 300x360x25 mm; 12x14 1/4x1 inches. Inscribed "Blanche Lazzell" and titled "108. Cape Cod Cottage 109. Coffee Pot" in ink along the block edges. 1936. Provenance: the artist; gift to her niece, Frances Reed; private collection, Chicago. Lazzell carved this block on both sides to make color woodcuts, though she printed from it infrequently before retiring it to its current state as a painted wood block. Impressions printed from either side of this wood block are exceedingly scarce. According to Lazzell's record book, only 2 impressions of Cape Cod Cottage and 3 impressions of Coffee Pot were printed by the artist. We have not found any impressions from this block at auction in the past 30 years. Another original carved wood block, double-sided, by Lazzell was sold at Sotheby's, New York, May 1, 2008, lot 13. Clarkson Blocks 108 and 109. Lazzell was an American painter, printmaker and designer. Known especially for her colorful woodcuts, she was an early modernist artist, at the vanguard of the avant-garde in American art, bringing elements of Cubism and abstraction into her craft. Lazzell made color woodcuts under the auspices of the WPA during the 1930s, among them one of her most celebrated works, The Blue Jug , 1937, the design of which is similar to The Coffee Pot on one side of the current work. Lazzell was also a participant in a landmark exhibition of WPA works in 1936, "New Horizons in American Art," curated by Holger Cahill, who was the national director of the WPA.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) American
            Dec. 18, 2021

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) American

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) ,Watercolor / Paper ,Signed Lower Right,measures12' x 16" inches

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Herring Gallery Exhibition Print and Block, 1925, Print and printing block
            Dec. 11, 2021

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Herring Gallery Exhibition Print and Block, 1925, Print and printing block

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) Herring Gallery Exhibition Print and Block, 1925, Print and printing block

            Bakker Auctions
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878 - 1956, AMERICAN) Abstract Composition.
            Dec. 02, 2021

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878 - 1956, AMERICAN) Abstract Composition.

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878 - 1956, AMERICAN) Abstract Composition. Pencil on thin paper, 1928. Signed, Lazzell, and dated, 1928, lower left. 292x210 mm; 11 1/2x8 1/4 inches. Provenance: Martin Diamond Fine Arts Inc, NY; Private collection.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1959), Two sketches for an oil painting., Pencils on paper, largest 12” x 10”. Unframed.
            Nov. 19, 2021

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1959), Two sketches for an oil painting., Pencils on paper, largest 12” x 10”. Unframed.

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1959 Two sketches for an oil painting. Unsigned. The finished original is in a private collection in New York.

            Eldred's
          • Blanche Lazzell Abstract Composition Painting
            Nov. 14, 2021

            Blanche Lazzell Abstract Composition Painting

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            LAZZELL, Netti Blanche, (American, 1878-1956): Abstract geometric composition, Oil/Pencil/Board, signed lower right, 10" x 8", ornate carved and chinoiserie decorated frame 18.25" x 16.25". Condition: Chips to frame.

            Amero Auctions
          • Blanche Lazzell, Monongahela
            Nov. 11, 2021

            Blanche Lazzell, Monongahela

            Est: $8,000 - $12,000

            Blanche Lazzell Monongahela c. 1919 woodblock print in colors 3.25 h × 3.25 w in (8 × 8 cm) Signed to lower right 'B. Lazzell'. Provenance: Martin Diamond Fine Arts, Inc., New York condition: Work is in very good overall condition and hinged along upper edge. Image presents well with vibrant colors. Framed behind acrylic measuring 8 x 8 inches.

            Rago Arts and Auction Center
          • Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) American
            Nov. 09, 2021

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) American

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) ,Watercolor / Paper ,Signed Lower Right,measures

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL Tulips.
            Nov. 02, 2021

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Tulips.

            Est: $20,000 - $30,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Tulips. Color woodcut on cream laid Japan paper, 1920. 305x295 mm; 12x11 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of approximately only 11. Signed in pencil, lower left, and inscribed "(4) Tulips -20" in pencil, verso. A very good impression of this extremely scarce print. According to Lazzell's record book, this color woodcut was created in Provincetown in 1920 and she recorded only 11 proofs from the block. Lazzell (1878-1956) was an American Modernist printmaker and a member of the pioneering wood block print society (the first of its kind in America) known as the Provincetown Printers. This small group of printmakers came together in 1915 in the artistic community of Provincetown, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which had quickly become a destination for both avant-garde American artists and artists living in Europe who were fleeing the turmoil of World War I. The group remains most noteworthy for having innovated the white-line woodcut print, or the Provincetown Print. Inspired by 19th century Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcuts, these artists carved their designs onto a single block, rather than multiple blocks in the western printmaking tradition, and inked each section with a different color. The small grooves between each segment create the distinctive white lines of these woodcuts. Bror J. O. Nordfeldt, also a member of the Provincetown Printers, developed the technique, but Lazzell is considered the master of the white-line woodcut. Renowned for her devotion to the technique and for the sophistication of her work, as well as the influence of abstraction and Cubism in her work, she gained popularity not only in America but also in Europe, where she first exhibited in 1923 at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. Acton 18; Clarkson 32.

            Swann Auction Galleries
          • Modernist Still Life in Manner of Blanche Lazzell
            Oct. 28, 2021

            Modernist Still Life in Manner of Blanche Lazzell

            Est: $200 - $300

            Modernist Still Life in the Manner of Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956). Signed in bottom right corner. Painting measures 15 inches x 35 inches. Frame measures 22 inches x 42 inches.

            Greenwich Auction
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) My Studio, 1933, Electrotype
            Aug. 28, 2021

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) My Studio, 1933, Electrotype

            Est: $1,500 - $2,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) My Studio, 1933, Electrotype

            Bakker Auctions
          • BLANCHE (NETTIE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "Provincetown Water Front"., Whiteline woodblock print, 12.5" x 14.5" sight. Framed 19.5" x 21.25".
            Jul. 30, 2021

            BLANCHE (NETTIE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "Provincetown Water Front"., Whiteline woodblock print, 12.5" x 14.5" sight. Framed 19.5" x 21.25".

            Est: $35,000 - $45,000

            BLANCHE (NETTIE) LAZZELL Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956 "Provincetown Water Front". Titled in ink lower left and signed lower right "Blanche Lazzell 1945". Signed in image lower right "B. Lazzell". Titled on label verso, also inscribed "513 number from all blocks 4 number from this block".

            Eldred's
          • BLANCHE (NETTIE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "My Wharf Studio"., Whiteline woodblock print, 12.5" x 14.5" sight. Framed 19.5" x 21.25".
            Jul. 30, 2021

            BLANCHE (NETTIE) LAZZELL (Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956), "My Wharf Studio"., Whiteline woodblock print, 12.5" x 14.5" sight. Framed 19.5" x 21.25".

            Est: $35,000 - $45,000

            BLANCHE (NETTIE) LAZZELL Massachusetts/West Virginia, 1878-1956 "My Wharf Studio". Titled in ink lower left and signed lower right "Blanche Lazzell 1945". Signed in image lower right "B. Lazzell". Titled on label verso, which is also inscribed "Provincetown, Mass Oct. 1945", "Taken from block" and "511 Number from all blocks 9 Number from this block".

            Eldred's
          • Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) American "St. Augustine"
            Jun. 08, 2021

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) American "St. Augustine"

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Blanche (Nettie Blanche) Lazzell (1878 - 1956) "St. Augustine" Watercolor / Paper ,Signed Lower Right, measures 10.5" x 15" inches

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) - Untitled
            May. 18, 2021

            Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) - Untitled

            Est: $10,000 - $15,000

            Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) Untitled gouache on paper laid down on paperboard image, 12 ½ x 9 in. (31.8 x 22.9 cm.); overall, 15 5/8 x 12 in. (39.7 x 30.5 cm.)

            Christie's
          • Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) United States of America
            Mar. 02, 2021

            Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) United States of America

            Est: $3,500 - $5,000

            Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) United States of America , Watercolor / Paper,Signed ,measures 11" x 15.5 " inches

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) My Provincetown Studio, 1933 Woodblock pri
            Dec. 03, 2020

            Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) My Provincetown Studio, 1933 Woodblock pri

            Est: $40,000 - $60,000

            Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956) My Provincetown Studio, 1933 Woodblock print in colors 14 x 12 inches (35.6 x 30.5 cm) (image) Ed. 3 Signed, dated, and titled in ink along lower edge Signed, dated, titled, and inscribed in ink verso PROVENANCE: Ray Cook, Provincetown, Massachusetts, acquired from the above; Estate of the above; Private collection, Florida, acquired from the above. A remarkably talented, versatile, and innovative artist, Blanche Lazzell experimented with Post-Impressionism, Pointillism, Cubism, and abstraction in her paintings and prints, and was among the earliest Modernists in the United States. Her boldly designed and lushly painted oils and her vibrantly colored and exquisitely executed color woodblocks helped establish her fame as a creative force in modern American art during the first decades of the twentieth century. Born in West Virginia, Lazzell moved to New York in 1907 to enroll at the Art Students League, where she studied with William Merritt Chase and alongside Georgia O'Keeffe. Lazzell traveled throughout Europe in 1912 and took classes in Paris at the Académie Julian and the Académie  Moderne. By 1913, Lazzell had returned to West Virginia and opened a school. In 1915, she attended the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which had become a meeting place for artists returning from Europe to escape the chaos of World War I. In 1916 Lazzell and several other artists exhibited their work in color woodblock at the studio of E. Ambrose Webster. With the success of this show, the Provincetown Printers Group became the first color-woodblock society to be established. During a trip to Europe in 1923, Lazzell studied cubism with Fernand Leger and also received instruction from Andre Lhote and Albert Gleizes. She returned to America in 1924, and from 1937 to 1938 studied with the abstract artist Hans Hofmann (J. Moser Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America, Washington, D.C. 1997, n.p.). Throughout her long career, Lazzell remained open to new experiences and ideas. Her early work in Paris between 1912 and 1914 had introduced her to the more radical European movements. By 1925, following two years of study with Albert Leon Gleizes, Andre Lhote, and Fernand Leger in Paris, she had become fully committed to a decorative, geometric cubism. Cubism, as Lazzell defined it, "the organization of flat planes of color, with an interplay of space, instead of perspective," was well suited to her woodcuts and to the angular patterns of the Provincetown houses, rooftops, and wharves that dominated much of her work. Lazzell was a passionate gardener, and flower images occurred repeatedly in her work. Even these images, although based on direct observation, were transformed into rhythmic interplays of abstracted shapes. Her mastery of the complexities of the cubist aesthetic is perhaps best represented in a remarkable group of block prints made in 1925, which are among the earliest nonrepresentational prints created in the United States. For more than forty years Blanche Lazzell summered, and sometimes wintered as well, in Provincetown. There, she entertained visitors, displaying her work and demonstrating the techniques of wood-block cutting and printing. Her ​ "Color Wood Block Printing" course attracted numerous students, many of whom continued to work in the medium throughout their careers, including artists George Ault, Mary Mullineux, Hope Voorhees Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Shuff Taylor, and Grace Martin Taylor, among others. Between 1916 and 1956, Lazzell created more than 138 blocks and countless impressions through a process that seems to have held a continual fascination for her. Her block prints were technically distinguished by fine cutting and meticulous, sensitive printing. The cutting was made almost exclusively by knife, follow

            Heritage Auctions
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) My Studio, Woodblock print
            Oct. 24, 2020

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) My Studio, Woodblock print

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (1878-1956) My Studio, Woodblock print

            Bakker Auctions
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL WOOD CUT ON PAPER
            Sep. 25, 2020

            BLANCHE LAZZELL WOOD CUT ON PAPER

            Est: $10,000 - $20,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL (AMERICAN 1878–1956) WOOD CUT ON PAPER H 11 5/8" W 12": "THE MONONGAHELA II" Pencil signed lower right and titled lower left. Matted and framed under glass.

            DuMouchelles
          • Blanche Lazzell, Abstract Drawing II
            Sep. 24, 2020

            Blanche Lazzell, Abstract Drawing II

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Blanche Lazzell Abstract Drawing II c. 1920 graphite on tracing paper 8 h × 7.25 w in (20 × 18 cm) unmarked Exhibited: American Works on Paper: 1800 to the Present, 1 April - 1 May 2010, Spanierman Gallery, LLC., New York Literature: American Works on Paper: 1800 to the Present, Spanierman Gallery exhibition catalog, pg. 38 illustrates this work condition: Work is in overall good condition. Not examined outside of frame. Measurements are of sight. Toning throughout. Framed behind acrylic measuring 15 x 14 inches.

            Rago Arts and Auction Center
          • BLANCHE LAZZELL Watercolor No. 3.
            Sep. 17, 2020

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Watercolor No. 3.

            Est: $5,000 - $8,000

            BLANCHE LAZZELL Watercolor No. 3. Watercolor and gouache on heavy cream wove paper, 1946. 286x252 mm; 11 1/2x10 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right recto. Ex-collection private collection, Chicago. Exhibited "New York Society of Women Artists," National Academy of Design, New York, May 12-26, 1946, with the label in pen and ink. Born in West Virginia, Lazzell (1878-1956) moved to New York in 1907 and enrolled at the Art Students League, New York. After studying and traveling throughout Europe, Lazzell settled in New England. In 1915 she attended the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Massachusetts and joined the burgeoning art colony there. Lazzell's color woodcuts, which she exhibited with the group known as the Provincetown Printers Group, were of bright New England townscapes and still lifes. She continued in this tradition of using multiple layers of solid colored forms in her original works (see lot 100) and in her color woodcut prints, known as "white-line" color woodcuts, in which the solid colors were separated by spaces, or white lines, in the paper. Lazzell studied abstraction in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s but would return to Provincetown annually throughout her life. A true innovator, she experimented with and adopted tenets of the Cubist style, which lent itself well to her geometric style woodcut prints. Though much of her work is representational, she is credited in creating some of the earliest American abstract woodcuts in 1925.

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