Dox Thrash, American, 1893 - 1965
Dox Thrash was born in 1893 in a small cabin on the outskirts of Griffin, Georgia. Having left home as a teenager, he later depicted many nostalgic scenes of his own childhood in his prints. In many he uses an innovative printmaking process that he himself helped develop in late 1937. Although the new method was named after Carborundum, the commercial abrasive used in the process, for a brief period Thrash called it the "Opheliagraph" in honor of his mother, who died in 1936.