Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Cabin DaysMade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Dox Thrash, American, 1893 - 1965
Currently not on view
1941-53-374Purchased with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1941
LabelDox 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.