Featured works by: Carol Summers    

Carol Summers (b. 1925) is renowned for his vivid colors and the revolutionary woodblock techniques he introduced in the 1960’s. In the course of printing he frequently uses solvents to transform the pigments into dyes which then tend to penetrate the paper and result in a watercolor effect. This allows for rich colors and soft blurred edges. For his subject matter, Summers draws from a variety of countries and cultures, both exotic and local. Cairo’s Flag and Tuolomne Sunset, for example, reflect his extensive travels abroad and around his home state of California. His most recent print, The Torture President’s Legacy, shows that Summers does not shy away from political statements. Although his work is traditionaly known for its big, bold, beautiful forms and joyous colors. These saturated colors and exuberant shapes can also be effective in expressing contemporary issues.

Summers’ work has been widely collected for decades and is held in the following museum collections: The Art Institute of Chicago; Biblioteque National, Paris; Brooklyn Museum of Fine Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Los Angeles County Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Museum of Art, Washington; and the Seattle Art Museum.

Carol Summers : Baktapur. 1982 at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Baktapur. 1982
Medium: Woodcut and monotype
Year: 1982
Edition : 55/150
Size: 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches
Price: $450

Carol Summers : Las Cascadeas de Tamasopo at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Las Cascadeas de Tamasopo
Medium: Woodcut and monotype
Year: 2010
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Price: $700

Carol Summers : Achilles Pyre at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Achilles Pyre
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2010
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Price: $300

Carol Summers : Narcissus Braziliana at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Narcissus Braziliana
Medium: Woodcut and monotype
Year: 2009
Size: 9-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches
Price: $300

Carol Summers : Night Sky at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Night Sky
Medium: Woodcut and monotype
Year: 2009
Edition : Edition 48/50
Size: 17-1/4 x 12-1/2 inches
Price: $1000

Carol Summers : Palepai at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Palepai
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 12-3/4 x 17 inches
Price: $400

Carol Summers : Paricutin at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Paricutin
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 9 x 11 inches
Price: $300

Carol Summers : The Torture President

Carol Summers

The Torture President's Legacy
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2007
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 11-5/8 x 17 inches
Price: $400

Carol Summers : Tuolomne Sunset at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Tuolomne Sunset
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 17 x 12-1/2 inches
Price: $400

Carol Summers : Los Volcanes de Dia y Noche at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Los Volcanes de Dia y Noche
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2005
Edition : Edition of 40
Size: 30 x 37 inches
Price: $1200

Carol Summers : Chamba Bamba at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Chamba Bamba
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 17 x 12-1/2 inches
Price: $1000

Carol Summers : Dudh Kosi (Milk River) at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Dudh Kosi (Milk River)
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 12-1/2 x 17 inches
Price: $600

Carol Summers : Flash Flood, Escalante at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Flash Flood, Escalante
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 35 x 14 inches
Price: $750

Carol Summers : Yellow Sky at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Yellow Sky
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 15 x 36 inches
Price: $750

Carol Summers : The Far Side of Time at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

The Far Side of Time
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 24-1/4 x 21 inches
Price: $500

Carol Summers : Zarathustra at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Zarathustra
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2002
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 12-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches
Price: $300

Carol Summers : Northern Lights at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Northern Lights
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2002
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Price: $450

Carol Summers : Swedegon at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Swedegon
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2002
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Price: $450

Carol Summers : Pacific Dawn at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Pacific Dawn
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2002
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 37 1/2 x 37 inches
Price: $1000

Carol Summers : Galactic Fountain at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Galactic Fountain
Medium: Woodcut and monotype
Year: 2001
Edition : 17/100
Size: 37 1/2 x 25 inches
Price: $650

Carol Summers : Fire at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Fire
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2001
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 14 x 14 inches
Price: $450

Carol Summers : The Big Rock Candy Mountains at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

The Big Rock Candy Mountains
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2001
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 36 x 36 inches (47 x 46-1/2 in. framed)
Description: framed
Price: $1700

Carol Summers : Pass at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Pass
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2000
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 19 x 19 inches
Price: $400

Carol Summers : Sierra Storm at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Sierra Storm
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2000
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 11 x 13 inches
Price: $750

Carol Summers : Sakkara at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Sakkara
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2000
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Price: $450

Carol Summers : Millennium at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Millennium
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1999
Edition : Edition of 125
Size: 6 x 12 inches
Price: $250

Carol Summers : Signals from the Far Shore at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Signals from the Far Shore
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1999
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 36 x 36 inches
Price: $1000

Carol Summers : Revuelta a Vida at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Revuelta a Vida
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1999
Edition : Edition of 25
Size: 44 x 51 inches
Price: $1000

Carol Summers : The Magic Curtain at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

The Magic Curtain
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1998
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Price: $500

Carol Summers : Farewell at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Farewell
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1998
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 24 1/4 x 37 1/2 inches
Price: $2000

Carol Summers : Vecinos Lejos at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Vecinos Lejos
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1997
Edition : Edition of 50
Size: 30 x 38 inches
Price: $2500

Carol Summers : Jungle Bouquet at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Jungle Bouquet
Medium: Woodcut and monotype
Year: 1997
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Price: $500

Carol Summers : Former Life of Buddha at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Former Life of Buddha
Medium: Woodcut, monotype
Year: 1996
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 25 x 20 inches
Price: $400

Carol Summers : Bay of Bengal at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Bay of Bengal
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1995
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 37-1/2 x 30 inches
Price: $625

Carol Summers : Trashi Labsta at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Trashi Labsta
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1995
Edition : 86/100
Size: 24 x 24 inches
Price: $750

Carol Summers : India at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

India
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1994
Edition : 49/75
Size: 37 1/2 x 24 5/8 inches
Price: $750

Carol Summers : Aurora Boracha at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Aurora Boracha
Medium: Woodcut, monotype
Year: 1994
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Price: $750

Carol Summers : Storm over Mt. Meru at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Storm over Mt. Meru
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1993
Edition : Edition of 75
Size: 37-1/2 x 48 inches
Price: $1000

Carol Summers : Golden Bow & Silver Arrow at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Golden Bow & Silver Arrow
Medium: Woodcut, monotype, stencil with metal leaf
Year: 1993
Edition : Edition of 100 (only 50 printed)
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Price: $1500

Carol Summers : The Grave of Santa Ana

Carol Summers

The Grave of Santa Ana's Leg
Medium: Woodcut, monotype
Year: 1992
Edition : Edition of 125
Size: 30 x 24-1/2 inches
Price: $500

Carol Summers : The Rajas Aviary at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

The Rajas Aviary
Medium: Woodcut and monotype
Year: 1992
Edition : Ed 200
Size: 13 1/2 x 12 inches
Price: $600

Carol Summers : Diocletian Retreat at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Diocletian Retreat
Medium: Woodcut and monotype
Year: 1991
Edition : 75/100
Size: 25 1/2 x 26 inches
Price: $1200

Carol Summers : The Pillars of Hercules at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

The Pillars of Hercules
Medium: Woodcut, monotype
Year: 1990
Edition : Edition of 125
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Price: $750

Carol Summers : Tomb of the Prophet at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Tomb of the Prophet
Medium: Woodcut, monotype
Year: 1990
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Price: $1500

Carol Summers : Casa Marquez at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Casa Marquez
Medium: Woodcut and cardboard print
Year: 1989
Edition : AP
Size: 16 x 20 inches
Price: $1200

Carol Summers : Gulf Stream at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Gulf Stream
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1989
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Price: $500

Carol Summers : Sunset at Sea at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Sunset at Sea
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1988
Edition : AP
Size: 37-1/2 x 48 inches (48 x 58 in. framed)
Description: framed
Price: $4500

Carol Summers : Sunset After the Storm at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Sunset After the Storm
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1988
Edition : Edition of 250
Size: 12 x 12 inches
Price: $600

Carol Summers : Flowering Landscape at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Flowering Landscape
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1988
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 37 x 37-1/2 inches
Price: $1500

Carol Summers : Pavillion at Gorka at Davidson Galleries

Carol Summers

Pavillion at Gorka
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1987
Edition : Edition of 100
Size: 37 x 37-1/2 inches
Price: $1200