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William Seltzer Rice (1873–1963) was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Northern California in 1900. A talented and prolific watercolorist, Rice taught at various San Francisco Bay Area schools, including the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He became devoted to block printing for its suitability to the Arts and Crafts ethos of making artwork available to a wide audience at modest cost. Being a skilled craftsman as well, Rice designed, carved, and printed the blocks himself. Today his masterful prints can be found in public and private collections worldwide.