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Tom Huck
As Tom Huck explains, "My work deals with personal observations about the experiences of living in a small town in southeast Missouri. The often Strange and Humorous occurrences, places, and people in these towns offer a never-ending source of inspiration for my prints. I call this work 'rural satire.'" His many influences include: Albrecht Durer, Warrington Colescott, the German Expressionists, and Frank Zappa. His prefers the woodcut as his medium because, as he says, "The combination of dark humor with the inherently expressive medium of the woodcut heightens the complexity of my images." Huck's current project is "a folio of prints entitled '2 Weeks in August: 14 Rural Absurdities.' Each image depicts a single day's occurrence, while all the images together describe a period of two weeks. The images come from either personal accounts or local folklore from my hometown of Potosi, Missouri." Huck's woodcut prints are in many public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of Art, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Milwaulkee Art Museum, and the New York Public Library.

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