Hays; prints added to Boston collection
Hays received her email invitation to show his portfolio and arrangements were made for his visit to Boston.
She said, "William's work appealed to me on many levels: technical proficiency, intriguing compositions and masterful use of color. His prints are often hauntingly beautiful, capturing not only the beauty of New England but also the human response to nature."
Slautterback and Hays spent about an hour reviewing more than 30 works and discussing the stories behind each print as well as techniques used to create his linocut prints. After some additional time alone with the prints, she chose seventeen works to add to the collection.
Hays said, "The Boston Athenaeum is a literal treasure house of U.S. and New England history." While visiting he had the opportunity to spend some time enjoying the sculpture, paintings, drawings and prints on display as well as admiring the enormous library. He continued, "Having my linocut prints selected for such a venerable collection is a great honor and confirmation for me."
The Boston Athenaeum is located at 10 Beacon St., and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. Membership is open to all.
For more information, visit bostonathenaeum.org.
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