Carol Summers

Carol Summers


Nationality: American

Birth Place: Woodstock, New York

Carole Summers is one of the most respected living American printmakers of the Post-War period. Now in his 91st year, the artist is still working and producing large-scale woodblock prints of spiritual potency. Famous for the physicality of his practice, the large format woodblocks he produces involve using his entire body – laying himself over the paper sandwiched between the hand-carved panels to apply pressure once the ink has been applied. Born in Woodstock, New York in 1925 - Summers moved to the West Coast in 1973. Summers still lives and works on an isolated coastal property in the rugged Mountains outside of Santa Cruz, California in a converted chicken coop at the end of a long private road. Soft-spoken, elegant, traveled and well-read Summers is a warm and gracious man. His imagery incorporates large organic shapes of luminous color, dream-like in their narrative. Inspired by non-Western art, he has traveled the world extensively most often to India and Mexico. There is an quiet optimism and celebratory folk-art nature to his images that fit the Post War California Coastal lifestyle and Art Scene.


Carol Summers Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Carol Summers (American, b. 1925) Whirlwind Woodblock print in colors on paper, original brass frame 36 x 36-1/2 inch
Carol Summers (American, b. 1925)WhirlwindWoodblock print in colors on paper, original brass frame36 x 36-1/2 inch...
Lot 61123
Auction 5252
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Carol Summers (American, b. 1925) The Vatican Seen from the Air Lithograph 15 x 22 inches (38.1 x 55.9 cm) (sight) E
Carol Summers (American, b. 1925)The Vatican Seen from the AirLithograph15 x 22 inches (38.1 x 55.9 cm) (sight)E...
Lot 62432
Auction 5281
Monday, February 27, 2017

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