Gouache and tempera on thin cardstock, circa 1919-23. 241x159 mm; 9 1/2x6 1/4 inches.
Provenance: the artist; Edna Thrash, the artist's wife; Samuel and Sally Nowak, Philadelphia, PA; Allan H. Nowak, Sunny Isles Beach, FL.
Illustrated: Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered, Philadelphia Museum of Art, figure 4, pg. 4.
Exhibited: Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, October 27, 2001 - February 24, 2002, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, September 10 - November 3, 2002.
Green Apple Tree is one of the earliest known examples of Dox Thrash's graphic work. After four years of evening classes before his World War I deployment, Thrash was fully enrolled at the Chicago Art Institute from 1920-23 with war veteran funding. During this period, Thrash took commercial poster, lettering and mural design classes. Ittmann pp. 2-3.