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Mid Century Modern Artists & Printmaking Opening Reception Arts & Culture

Join us on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 6-9pm for our opening reception & lecture exploring the evolution of printmaking in the 20th Century with renowned curator and lecturer Greg Bloch. Free parking.

Mid Century Artists & Printmaking

The mid-twentieth century was a time of great experimentation in the art world, throwing away the constructs that the art establishment had put in place.  These pioneers of the post-war art world were changing the way art was created and the way that people experienced art.

The center of the art world had shifted from Europe to the United States, New York City playing host to the majority of this generation of artists.  Abstract expressionism, pop art, protest art, all labels given to the works of this new group of influential artists, the masters of the twentieth century, not to mention the continued genius of artists such as Picasso and Miro.

Like many of the great masters of the nineteenth century, the most influential artists of the twentieth century also worked extensively in printmaking.  Each artist often experimented in several different methods of printmaking but typically favoring one method that they felt best represented his/her artistic style.  The beautiful etchings with aquatint of Helen Frankenthaler, the bold screen prints of Alex Katz and Robert Indiana, or the iconic lithographs of Jim Dine, each method takes significant time and mastery to produce works of the quality level associated with these great artists.

Mid Century Modern Artists & Printmaking Opening Reception