Print Lovers at 30: Celebrating Three Decades of Giving

Major Trends

Printmaking reflects every stylistic nuance and conceptual point of view investigated in modern and contemporary art. The development of Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Neo-Expressionism and Photorealism have all been informed by the visual language of artists working in print, a language also influenced by process. Traditional print processes such as lithography, etching and relief printing have been transformed by contemporary artists creating large-scale color prints of enormous technical and aesthetic complexity. In today's information age, the current generation of artists uses new technologies and strategies to create prints for multimedia installation and performance, at times even employing the internet as a means of distribution.

Robert Cottingham, b. 1935
Art, 1992
F93-2

Robert Stackhouse, b. 1942
Gokstad, 1989
F91-5

Sandro Chia, b. 1946
Untitled (Red Man), 1983
F88-4

Frank Stella, b. 1936
Swan Engraving Blue, 1983
F89-2

Chuck Close, b. 1940
Phil, 1991
F98-10

James Surls, b. 1943
Eye, 1989
F90-4

Arthur L. Werger, b. 1955
Krishna, 1999
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