'...and the bush was not consumed...' Ex. 3:2
This original hand-colored, highly-embossed Intaglio Collograph is titled '...and the bush was not consumed...', an image of a burning bush which Philbrick interpreted from Exodus 3:2 when Moses was directed by God to return to Egypt to deliver his people from bondage. This intaglio print is titled and numbered, Edition 27 and signed by the artist in the lower margin of the print. The print sight size is 6.75" x 5.5", and is nicely matted and framed in a gold tone frame measuring 12" x 11". The print is in fine original condition with the artist's paper seal on the back of the mat. It likely dates to Philbrick's early period c1950s. P9510 $95.00
Margaret (Elder) Philbrick, etcher, printer and lithographer, was born in Northampton, MA, in 1914. After graduating from the Massachusetts School of Art and the Massachusetts College of Art, she married Otis Philbrick and moved to Westwood, MA, in 1941. She produced art prints, mostly etchings and serigraphs. The bulk of the work is of Westwood, MA from 1940-1973.While etching was her favorite format, she also painted in oils and watercolors, and did a series of serigraphs. After her husband Otis died in 1973, Margaret donated a number of works to the Westwood Public Library and then moved to the Berkshires where she opened an art gallery. Margaret Philbrick moved back to Westwood in 1995 where she began painting miniatures until her death in 1999. Margaret Philbrick received over 70 awards for her art and has permanent collections in the Library of Congress, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other institutions. She is listed in Who's Who in American Art and World Who's Who.