Emily Trueblood

About the Artist

Born in Alexandria, VA


Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Academia Artium Spain, Madrid, SPAIN

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Pratt Graphics Center, New School, Art Students League, National Academy, New York City, NY


Audubon Artists Silver Medal of Honor for Graphics
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal for Pastel/Graphics
Trenton State College Purchase Award
Center for Contemporary Printmaking Purchase Award


  • Portland Museum of Art
  • The British Museum
  • The New York Public Library
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Housatonic Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel
  • The New York Historical Society


I look for city and nature views that appeal to me. I change and simplify the composition until I feel that I can express it as a woodcut or linocut. In city views, I like the contrast of round water towers next to straight buildings. I am interested in creating a mood or the feeling of certain weather with the colors I use. I add a third or fourth block if I feel it is necessary, but many times I use two blocks. When I begin I often do not know what the final print will look like; I find it challenging to solve problems as I go along. In the proofing stage I draw and paint on a proof until I find the colors I want to use. I often return to the same themes in new prints.

Woodcuts and linocuts enable me to work in a simplified, bold way. Once cut, the blocks are almost impossible to change. I like working like this way because it forces me to focus on what I most want to express.

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