The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, May 22, 2019


"Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the US, 1940-1960" on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Antonio Frasconi, American (born Argentina), 1919 ‑ 2013, Railroad Yard, 1952. Color woodcut, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1952. © Visual Artists and Galleries Assoc., Inc. (VAGA), New York.


PHILADELPHIA, PA.- This exhibition presents some of the most highly experimental prints that convey the breadth and vitality of artistic innovation in the United States during the period. Embracing the ways in which American artists brought the practice of printmaking to new heights, the selection ranges from color prints published by the Works Progress Administration (1935-43) to the technically advanced prints produced at independent workshops in the late 1950s and early 1960s, highlighting work that unites technical craft with creative expression. Unparalleled examples of craftsmanship by Anni Albers, Harry Bertoia, Mary Callery, Antonio Frasconi, Stanley William Hayter, Sue Fuller, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg will be on view.

A key influence on printmaking in the United States was the British printmaker Stanley William Hayter, who moved his print workshop Atelier 17 from Paris to New York at the outset of World War II. In the communal atmosphere of independent print workshops, both emerging and established artists often worked side by side. A selection of prints by Hayter and others who studied in his workshop, including Sue Fuller, Seong Moy, and Alice Trumbull Mason, convey the broad scope of his impact on the American art scene. Hayter’s surrealist visual vocabulary was adopted by his workshop’s student alumni, including Mauricio Lasansky and Gabor Peterdi, who would go on to open workshops at universities. Striking examples of their groundbreaking achievements are represented in the exhibition.

The figurative bronze Study for Acrobats (1953) by Mary Callery, who is primarily known for her abstract sculptural works, is juxtaposed with her multicolor screenprint Sons of Morning (c. 1957) to spotlight the intersection of printmaking and craft and to demonstrate her dynamic engagement with different media. Other works featured include ceramics by Rex Mason, and by Mary and Edwin Scheier, as well as a multilayered printed textile by Henry and Eleanor Kluck.

Among the vivid examples of color lithography and screenprinting are Russell T. Limbach’s Blues Singer (1938) and Hyman Warsager’s industrial cityscape titled Along the Harlem River (c. 1938). As these artists borrowed techniques that originated in commercial industry, others explored entirely new modes of printmaking by layering together processes like etching, engraving, woodcut, or screenprinting in various combinations. Harry Sternberg’s Blast Furnace #1 (1937-43) shows the artist’s first experiment combining screenprint and aquatint.

Prints created by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) in the 1960s are included as examples by major young talents who worked with master printmakers. On view is Rauschenberg’s widely acclaimed Accident (1963), a monumental work that he decided to print after discovering a fissure in the lithographic stone, thus incorporating an “accident” into the work.

The exhibition is organized by Eleanore Neumann, The Suzanne Andrée Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings and Photographs, with John W. Ittmann, The Kathy and Ted Fernberger Curator of Prints, and includes works drawn from the Museum’s collections. Neumann said: “These masterful prints present strong affinities with developments in other media to shed light on an exceptionally creative moment in American art. It is fascinating to explore this rich period through remarkable examples acquired by the Museum, enabling us to convey a timeline of how printmaking evolved in America, and contributed to developments by artists working in other media.”





Today's News

March 29, 2016

Native American heritage is focus of exhibitions at Palm Springs Art Museum

"Wild Reading: Animals in Children's Book Art" opens at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich

Vincent Van Gogh's "The Night Cafe" seized by the Bolsheviks remains in America

Artemis Gallery raises the bar for cultural antiquities and ethnographic art with a March 31 auction

Denver Art Museum returns looted 10th-century sandstone statue to Cambodia

Philippines authorities put Marcos family jewel images online to teach about graft

"The Open-Air Studio: The Impressionists in Normandy" on view at the Musée Jacquemart-André

Exhibition at Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio questions the cultural context of our time

Work by 84 photographers from the 1860s through 2002 on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum examines Marcel Duchamp's potent influence on Pop Art

Exhibition of recent paintings by Royal Academician Terry Setch on view at Flowers Gallery

'Very doubtful' Palmyra can be restored after IS: UN expert Annie Sartre-Fauriat

Exhibition of works by the late Venezuelan artist Oswaldo Vigas opens in Sao Paulo

"Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the US, 1940-1960" on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rowan gallery creates historic restaging of renowned 1970s exhibition

Martha Russo's first solo museum exhibition opens at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

First mid-career survey of Doug DuBois' photographs on view at Aperture Gallery

Rehearsal: Exhibition at Copperfield presents a series of paintings by Jane Bustin

Lorna Bieber's newest creation 'Tapestry' on view at the George Eastman Museum

P.P.O.W adds Betty Tompkins to roster

Rare bronze cast from famed Parliament Square statue of Churchill to be auctioned by Sworders, April 12

Rare 1776 Declaration of Independence broadside at auction in New York

Exhibition showcases historic collection of early BC photographs for the first time

Art Gallery of Hamilton explore the work of visionary artists

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Christie's to highlight several private collections in Jewellery sale

2.- Mystery of 'Salvator Mundi', the world's most costly painting

3.- High prices and world records achieved at Old Masters auction

4.- Newly identified Leonardo portrait on show in London

5.- Rare Edouard Cortes painting appears at Rehs Galleries after 114 years

6.- Understanding Jewellery: The definitive jewellery app

7.- Academy Art Museum offers only East Coast Richard Diebenkorn exhibition

8.- Egypt uncovers Old Kingdom cemetery containing colourful wooden coffins

9.- Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the artist's rarely seen color photographs

10.- Sotheby's welcomes visitors to their newly-expanded & reimagined galleries



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful