Progressive Printmakers Wisconsin Artists and the Print Renaissance
- List Price: $39.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
- Publish date: 11/01/1999
Printmaking exploded on the American art scene after World War II, rapidly expanding from New York to the Midwest and beyond. Central to this movement and its development was the University of Wisconsin -- Madison, where a group of talented young artists was making prints and developing a print curriculum. Progressive Printmakers documents, in words and stunning pictures, the breakthrough aesthetics and technical innovations that made the Madison printmakers a force in the art world.
In lively memoirs and analyses, the artists tell the story of the evolving print program at Madison. The distinguished print historian, the late James Watrous, provides an introductory overview, placing the program's development in the national context of the American print renaissance. A concluding chapter traces the founding of Tandem Press, an exciting extension of the Wisconsin print curriculum.
As Watrous notes, the university's commitment has been "renewed again and again during a half-century when printmaking flourished in America as never before."