Postwar Printmaking in the United States, 1945–1955

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Nahum Tschacbasov, Fish, 1947. Color intaglio. Museum purchase 1950-10-1.
Nahum Tschacbasov, Fish, 1947. Color intaglio. Museum purchase 1950-10-1.

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Hedda Sterne, Untitled, 1949. Monoprint. Gift of the artist 2002-3-9.
Hedda Sterne, Untitled, 1949. Monoprint. Gift of the artist 2002-3-9.

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John Paul Jones, Presentation (detail), ca. early 1950s. Etching. Gift of the artist 1956-7-1.
John Paul Jones, Presentation (detail), ca. early 1950s. Etching. Gift of the artist 1956-7-1.

Exhibition

On view
Oct 5, 2017 to Mar 17, 2018
KAM Main Level, Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery

Still reeling from the horrors of World War II, artists in the United States felt compelled to find new meaning in their art and, in doing so, sought different artistic techniques and methods. A number of painters and sculptors began experimenting with printmaking, often attending printing studios, such as Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in New York City.

Culled from the museum's permanent collection, this exhibition highlights a range of printmaking techniques employed by Leonard Baskin, Bernard Buffet, Ralston Crawford, Worden Day, Leonard Edmonson, Antonio Frasconi, Stanley William Hayter, John Paul Jones, Vera Klement, Mauricio Lasansky, Seong Moy, Gabor Peterdi, Jackson Pollock, Karl Schrag, Hedda Sterne, John Talleur, Rufino Tamayo, Nahum Tschacbasov, and Richard Zellner.

Curated by Kathryn Koca Polite

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Christ after the Flagellation, ca. 1670. Oil on canvas. Gift of Ellnora D. Krannert 1960-4-1
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