top: The Brices and the Diebenkorns at the Stark Ranch in Los Olivos, California, 1986
middle: Shirley Brice, Fran Stark, Brice,
and Ray Stark
bottom: Brice and Diebenkorn in Japan, 1987;
Kyoto, 1987, color woodcut, edition of 100
41 x 28 in. published by Crown Point Press,
San Francisco

Brice participated in Crown Point Press’ Japanese woodblock print program, collaboratively creating a piece in the ukiyo-e tradition using inks with a different composition than those used in lithography and intaglio printing. The experience of working with Crown Point Press inspired him to increase his use of watercolor.

Brice received a Ford Foundation Grant for an experimental collaborative printmaking project with Robert Aull, a master intaglio printer in Los Angeles.


Brice had his second exhibition at L.A. Louver with new drawings.


Notations 1982 was organized by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (April 5–May 27). The exhibition included 48 drawings made on 4” x 6” file cards that Brice would always have with him, in or away from the studio, and about which Brice said “Drawing is a continuous activity for me.”

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