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
Main Level, 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

Ricker Library of Architecture and Art has developed a library guide with details about this exhibition, as well as supplementary materials and curator-recommended readings: Library Guide for Postwar Printmaking in the United States, 1945–1955

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Provenance: A Forensic History of Art, installation at Krannert Art Museum, 2017.
  1. May 13, 2017 to Dec 8, 2018
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Wynn Bullock, Shore Line, 1966. Gelatin silver print. Museum purchase 1967-14-2. © Wynn Bullock
  1. May 26, 2018 to Oct 20, 2018
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Cuzco School (active Cuzco, Peru, 16th–18th century), Our Lady of the Remedies of La Paz, ca. 1750. Welcome Wall installation at Krannert Art Museum, 2018. Photo by Jessica L. Hung.
  1. Sep 12, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018
Welcome Wall
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Kennedy Browne, Real World Harm (Act I), 2018. Still from 360º video for Oculus, 5 minutes. Courtesy of the artists © Kennedy Browne
  1. Oct 4, 2018 to Feb 9, 2019
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