Textile, Fish Net, 1953
This is a Textile. It was designed by William Ward Beecher and produced by Associated American Artists. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.
William Ward Beecher had no formal art training, but nonetheless developed a trompe l’oeil style that confounded his audiences. In Fish Net, a light blue-gray net seems to hover above a ground of brown pavement. White highlights and dark shadows lend dimensionality, creating visual space between the fishing net and the ground.
This object was
American Textile History Museum.
It is credited
American Textile History Museum Collection.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 167.6 × 87.6 cm (5 ft. 6 in. × 34 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Textile, Fish Net, 1953; Designed by William Ward Beecher (American, 1921 - 2006); cotton; H x W: 167.6 × 87.6 cm (5 ft. 6 in. × 34 1/2 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection; 2016-35-43