Mollie Doctrow, artist & printmaker

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Building a Legacy: Chrysler Collects for the Future

| November 19, 2021 — March 6, 2022 |
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

The wide variety of artworks on view reflect the Museum’s mission to present relevant and impactful works of art to our community that delight, transform, and inspire. While Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.’s gift was encyclopedic in its scope, these additions to the collection allow the Museum to tell richer and more compelling stories and increase the diversity of its holdings.

From the Curator’s Statement:

“Mollie Doctrow works in the ancient and popular medium of woodcut printing to produce landscapes of mystical power and richness. Focusing on the dense landscapes of the Florida Everglades and Big Cypress Preserve, including Fakahatchee Swamp, she balances light and dark, carved and uncharted, positive and negative areas of the woodblock to highlight the pristine qualities of the natural wetland areas. Her images are based on field sketches transferred to woodblock and printed on Japanese mulberry tree bark (Kozo) paper, apt materials for her natural images.”

Fakahatchee Swamp (diptych), 32″x44″
Fakahatchee Swamp, Chrysler Museum