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Cellocuts of Boris Margo

DATES October 9, 1947 through November 16, 1947
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  • October 6, 1947: The first print exhibition of the current season at the Brooklyn Museum opens October 7th with about 50 graphic works by Boris Margo, featuring a new fine print medium called cellocut.

    Developed by the artist during the past sixteen years, cellocut is, briefly, the utilization of a new type of varnish consisting of sheet celluloid dissolved in acetone and used in conjunction with metal plates or prestwood. In this new plastic medium, Margo attempts to portray graphically some of the impersonal concepts and calculations of the scientist and engineer in terms of the personal and often intuitive expression of the artist.

    BORIS MARGO came to the United States after a childhood and youth spent in Russia where he experienced the grim realities of famine, war and revolution. Since 1930, as painter and printmaker, he has exhibited his work and taught in schools and colleges throughout this country. His enthusiasm, his sincerity and his belief that our age of science can be interpreted in art with considerable clarity has encouraged both students and artists.

    This exhibition in the small print gallery on the second floor will be current through November 16.

    Press Preview: October 6 and 7, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1947 - 1952. 10-12/1947, 132. View Original