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How Modern Prints are Made: Their Visual and Technical Development in the United States

DATES September 16, 1952 through November 30, 1952
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  • September 15, 1952 Dates: September 15 through November 23, 1952.

    The exhibition will feature the technical innovations and experiments and the evolution of a visual language in fine printmaking being developed by outstanding artists working in the United States. Included will be original works by approximately thirty well-known artists. One hundred items will include, besides completed prints, the actual wood blocks, metal plates, lithographic stones, cellocut plates, serigraph screens, initial sketches, and early trial proofs used by the artist to achieve his goal. An unusual feature of the exhibition will be a group of monotypes, plaster molds from copper plate designs, string compositions and other items from which the artist derives new ideas and new ways of creative expression. Among the artists included in this exhibition will be: Fred Becker, E. Casarella, Wordon Day, Arthur Deshaies, Antonio Frasconi, Sue Fuller, Leon Goldin, Milton Goldstein, Stanley William Hayter, Max Kahn, Misch Kohn, Armin Landeck, Edward Landon, Mauricio Lasansky, Byron McClintock, Boris Margo, Ezio Martinelli, Seong Moy, Gabor Peterdi, Abraham Rattner, Bernard Reder, Louis Schanker and Adja Yunkers.

    Photographs of special pieces in the exhibition may be obtained on request.

    The Museum will publish a catalog of the exhibition.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1947 - 1952. 07-09/1952, 071.
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