William Seltzer Rice (American, 1873–1963) found endless inspiration in nature, creating a vast number of watercolors, drawings, photographs, and prints. He moved to his adopted home of Northern California in 1900, just before the region’s Arts and Crafts movement ignited. A prolific watercolorist, Rice taught at various San Francisco Bay Area schools, including the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland—a center for the movement. He became devoted to block printing for its suitability to the Arts and Crafts ethos of making artwork available to a wide audience at modest cost. Being a skilled craftsman as well as an artist, Rice designed, carved, and printed the blocks all himself. Today his masterful artwork can be found in public and private collections worldwide.
William Seltzer Rice created humble yet stunning images. Northern California’s dramatic and diverse landscapes provided excellent raw material for Rice’s creativity, as evidenced by the four winter scenes in this holiday card assortment. Contains five each of the following holiday cards: Big Trees in Snow, c. 1924 Cedar in Snow, c. 1925 End of the Open Road—Sierras, c. 1927 Sierra Snowbank, c. 1930
- 20 assorted holiday cards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
- Inside message: Season’s Greetings
- Box size: 5.375"L x 1.5'W x 7.375"H
- Card size: 5 x 7"