American Art Prints and Printmaking: General / Unclassified

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America on Paper: Prints from Associated American Artists is a 2017 exhibit at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art which says: "Associated American Artists (AAA) was begun in the 1930s by Reeves Lewenthal, who realized the huge potential in marketing affordable art to America's large middle class. AAA was a hugely successful commercial enterprise that popularized American prints for six decades." See past exhibits page on museum website after 5/17. Also see Wikipedia entry and Associated American Artists records, ca. 1934-1981 at Smithsonian's Archives of American Art  Accessed 2/17

American Historical Print Collectors Society website includes a glossary of terms and recommended reference works. The author index for Imprint, a scholarly journal published twice yearly by the American Historical Print Collectors Society, contains about 150 names of authors with knowledge of the subject. Accessed August, 2015.

American Prints from the 1920's & 1930's: Selections from the Permanent Collection, an exhibit held February 20 to March 25, 2001 at the University of Richmond Museums. Accessed February, 2015.

America Seen: The Hunter and Cathy Allen Collection of Social Realist Prints is a 2014-15 exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum which says: "The 1920s through 1940s were decades of dramatic economic and cultural change in the United States -- from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression to the New Deal.... The prints illustrate a broad range of popular and evocative subject matter through scenes from everyday life, both urban and rural: labor and unemployment, the hardship of poverty, the pleasure of pastimes such as cards and music, and cityscapes highlighting the New York City subway. To varying degrees these works of art are critical, documentary, and celebratory, but all are powerful visual statements about America during this turbulent time." Included is a set of four videos produced by the Museum of Modern Art, providing an overview of the printmaking process. Accessed 2/17

Beyond First Impressions, Prints by Harvey Breverman, an exhibit held July 9, 2010 - January 16, 2011 at the Kennedy Museum of Art. Includes gallery guide. Accessed February, 2015.

Border Crossings: Immigration in Contemporary Prints and Paul Valadez: Siempre Latino were exhibits at La Salle University Art Museum on view March 16 through June 9, 2016. To view the press release for the exhibit and other information please click here.

California Society of Printmakers from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Color Block Prints and Serigraphs of Norma Bassett Hall, an exhibit held August 23, 2014 to October 12, 2014 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. Accessed February, 2015

Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper from the Collection of the Art Museum of South Texas, an exhibit held July 28 - September 15, 2015 at the Art Museum of South Texas. Includes a narrative essay by Joe Schenk, Director, Art Museum of South Texas. Accessed December, 2015

Dale DeArmond: Nondalton Legends was a 2013 exhibit at the Valdez Museum on Egan which says: "Twelve woodblock prints, by Juneau artist Dale DeArmond, based on legends from the small Athabaskan village of Nondalton, which is near Lake Clark at the head of the Alaska Peninsula." Accessed 11/16 Also see The Nondalton Legends - by Dale DeArmond. Acesssed 11/16

The Essential Robert Indiana, an exhibit held February 16-May 4, 2014 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Accessed February, 2015.

Evan Summer: Landscapes and Nocturnes, an exhibit held 4/14/01 - 6/17/01 at the Reading Public Museum. Includes essay by Robert Metzger, Ph.D, Director, CEO, Chief Curator, Reading Public Museum. Accessed April, 2015

Helen Siegl: Fantasy Creatures from the Museum's Collection is a 2017 exhibit at the Academy Art Museum which says: "Siegl used unusual printmaking technique -- often combining various kinds of blocks and plates to create an image, including handmade plaster blocks. She designed these when wood was scarce in Vienna during World War II; it helped garner her reputation as a widely respected printmaker." Also see artist's website  Accessed 11/17

Jerry Bywaters: Interpreter of the Southwest Lone Star Printmaker, an exhibit held November 30, 2007 - March 2, 2008 at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University. Accessed February, 2015.

Julie Belcher and Georgia Deal: Southern Charms was a 2016 exhibit at Appalachian State University - Catherine J. Smith Gallery, which says "Southern Charms presents work by printmakers Julie Belcher and Georgia Deal that feature artifacts, images, and language culled from the artists' personal histories and Southern vernacular traditions. Belcher and Deal make use of a wide variety of print techniques: hand drawn letterpress, as well as transfer pulp printing, screenprinting, and wax resist techniques." Accessed 11/16

Immigration and Caricature: Ethnic Images from the Appel Collection, an online exhibit from the Michigan State University Museum. The museum says of the presentation: "This collection of immigrant and ethnic caricatures from popular graphics dates primarily from the Civil War to World War I, a period of massive migration to the United States. To modern Americans, the contents are sometimes humorous, sometimes very disturbing. Nonetheless, the collection depicts American values and attitudes of its period and is a remarkable resource for the study of American cultural history. The collection consists of cartoons, prints and lithographs, postcards, trade cards, stereopticon slides, sheet music, and other visual materials. The Appels donated over 4,000 pieces, plus their reference library and documentary materials, to the Michigan State University Museum." Accessed December, 2015.

International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) website. Accessed August, 2015.

International Print Center New York website. Accessed August, 2015.

Jackie Battenfield: Moments of Change, an exhibit held August 18 - October 16, 2011 at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Includes online videos. Accessed May, 2015.

Jasper Johns: Early Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, an exhibit held January 17 - May 19, 2014 at the Fralin Museum of Art. Includes an attachment containing an introduction and extended object label text from the exhibit. Accessed January, 2016.

Karl Bodmer Prints: Images of North America, on view in 2013 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Accessed August, 2016.

Library of Congress Online Catalogue of Prints and Photographs. Accessed August, 2015.

Loose in Some Real Tropics: Robert Rauschenberg's "Stoned Moon" Projects, 1969-70, an exhibit held December 20, 2014 - March 16, 2015 at the Cantor Arts Center / Stanford University. CAC says "In the early 1960s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) created an art program designed to make the innovations and adventures of the space program accessible to the public through the probing lens of artistic vision. Iconic American artist Robert Rauschenberg was among those invited to interpret NASA's activities. Acclaimed as the first postmodern artist and a forerunner of the Pop Art movement, Rauschenberg traveled to Cape Canaveral in July 1969 to document the launch of the historic Apollo 11 mission, the first manned spaceflight to the moon's surface." Accessed February, 2015

Mauricio Lasansky: Kaddish is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Figge Art Museum which says: "Lasansky reinvigorated printmaking through his inventive process and widespread impact as a teacher. In his prints, he used as many as 50 separate plates to make a single image, allowing his work to become much larger than intaglio prints of the past." Also see artist's website. Accessed 2/17

Mock of the Times was a 1987 exhibit at the Sheldon Museum of Art which says: "[Richard] Mock's interest in block prints corresponded with the resurgence of wood and linoleum block printing and narrative expressionism in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The potent issues of hypocrisy and social struggle are natural vehicles for Mock's assertive imagery." Viewers may download the exhibition brochure. Accessed 1/17

Prairie Print Makers, a Kansas artists' group founded in the 1930s from University of Kansas / Spencer Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015.

Prairie Print Makers - 10 Charter Members from Accessed August, 2015.

Print Council of America online edition of The Print Council Index to Oeuvre-Catalogues of Prints by European and American Artists by Timothy A. Riggs, expanded and updated by Lauren B. Hewes. The database now contains entries for European and American printmakers, print publishers, and photographers and Japanese printmakers and photographers.Accessed August, 2015.

Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints is a 2017 exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Ruth Grim, Chief Curator and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art at MOAS says: "In Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints visitors can not only experience fine prints by some of the most important 20th century American artists, including John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Stuart Davis, Elizabeth Catlett, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol (to name only a fraction) but, also, be reminded of some of the most critical periods in this country's history from the last century." Accessed 9/17

Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940, an exhibit held October 25 - December 13, 2013 at the Mitchell Art Gallery at St. John's College. Includes six videos. Accessed March, 2015.

Sidney Chafetz: Poets and False Prophets is a 2017 exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art which says: "Born in this country to Jewish immigrant parents from Lithuania, Sidney Chafetz (1922-2013) is part of a tradition of first and second generation American artists who were deeply committed to themes of social justice." Also see Sidney Chafetz Obituary in The Columbus Dispatch from Accessed 9/17

Someday is Now - The Art of Corita Kent was a 2014-5 exhibit at the Baker Museum which says: "Corita Kent (1918-1986) was a pioneering, Los Angeles-based artist and designer. For over three decades, Corita, as she is commonly referred to, experimented in printmaking, producing a prodigious and groundbreaking body of work that combines faith, activism, and teaching with messages of acceptance and hope. Her vibrant, Pop-inspired prints from the 1960s pose philosophical questions about racism, war, poverty, and religion and remain iconic symbols of that period in American history. Bringing together artwork from across Corita's entire career, Someday Is Now reveals the impassioned energy of this artist, educator, and activist." Accessed 1/17

Stone, Wood, Metal, Mesh: Prints and Printmaking, an exhibit held at the Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy January 19 - March 17, 2013. Accessed August, 2015

The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 is a 2017 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art which says: "American artists of the early 20th century sought to interpret the beauty, power, and anxiety of the modern age in diverse ways. Through depictions of bustling city crowds and breathtaking metropolitan vistas, 25 black-and-white prints on view in The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 will explore the spectacle of urban modernity. Prints by recognized artists such as Louis Lozowick (1892-1973) and Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), as well as lesser-known artists including Mabel Dwight (1875-1955), Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998), Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900-1971), Martin Lewis (1881-1962), and Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978), are included in this exhibition." Accessed 3/17

Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art is a 2017 exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art which says: "As the final venue on a four-city international tour and the only other US venue, the DMA will present more than 150 outstanding prints from the colonial era to the present, drawn exclusively from the National Gallery of Art's collection." Also see press release  Accessed 6/17

"What Is An Original Print?" is an article by Studio 1617 on various types of prints. Accessed August, 2015.

What is a Print? an exhibit from Museum of Modern Art. Accessed August, 2015.


Crown Point Press: Printing Demonstration. [3:56] Magical-Secrets says: "Crown Point Press' founding director and master printer Kathan Brown prints a Wayne Thiebaud soft ground plate in real time. This is an excerpt from the DVD included in the book "Magical Secrets about Line Etching and Engraving: The Step-by-Step Art Incised Lines." For more videos, technical advice, and ongoing ideas about intaglio printmaking or to purchase a copy of the book please visit" [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

WGBY Public Television for Western New England, presented Currier & Ives: Perspectives on America, a 2007 3-part documentary series, narrated by NPR's Scott Simon. Find out how a Massachusetts boy became the nation's 'Printmaker to the People' with images that not only reflected the face of America, but helped shape it. To view four film clips from each of the three programs, please click here. For other information on the project please click here. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

Recorded at the Sheldon Museum of Art, the audio files listed below enhances the understanding and enjoyment of visitors. Please click here to access Expressing Identity, American Prints Since 1980. Jan Driesbach, curator for Expressing Identity, American Prints Since 1980, spoke about the exhibition to a gathering in the gallery on Sunday, November 12, 2006. Visitors may download this audio file to an MP3 player and listen as they view the artworks. Her talk lasts about 34 minutes. She discusses 11 of the 20 prints in the exhibition. For listeners with a Quicktime application, images of the prints will appear as she discusses them. The first print, which is on view during the introduction, is North by Keith Jacobshagen. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]


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