Fred Geary: Missouri Master of the Woodcut
Fred Geary (1894-1955) attended the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as a commercial artist for the Fred Harvey Company in Union Station. Geary became caught up in the wood engraving movement that became popular in the U.S. in the 1930s and in his spare time produced exquisite depictions of small-town life and Missouri landscapes and landmarks.
Easily and cheaply reproduced, woodcuts put art into the hands of working-class Americans.
The exhibit is on loan from the State Historical Society of Missouri. Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.