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The 2007 North American Print Biennial: Collecting from the Boston Printmakers


Click on the slide show above to view images from the exhibition.

In 1948, the newly created Boston Printmakers organization hosted its first exhibition of works by local artists from the Boston Museum School and the Massachusetts College of Art. Held at the former Paine Furniture store in downtown Boston’s Park Square, the exhibition blended traditional techniques and the most innovative printmaking methods of the time, ranging from etchings and lino cuts to lithographs and serigraphs.

Six decades later, the Boston Printmakers and Boston University are including many of those prints in a new exhibition, Sixty Years of North American Prints: Collecting from the Boston Printmakers.

The show, which opened on February 8 at the Stone Gallery of the Boston University Art Gallery, incorporates printmaking from the 1940s through today and was curated by David Acton, the curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Worcester Art Museum. It includes work from international artists as well as from local printmakers such as Lynne Allen, director of the school of visual arts at the College of Fine Arts.

The exhibition is part of the Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial, which has several shows running concurrently at Boston University. Episodes & Itineraries: Installations in Print Media by South American Artists is on display at BU’s Sherman Gallery until March 9, and the Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial and the Fifth Arches Student Print Show are both at the University’s 808 Gallery, 808 Commonwealth Ave., from February 18 until April 1. A reception will be held on Sunday, February 18, at 2 p.m. at the BUAG Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave.

  • Click here to see yesterday’s slide show on the Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial.
  • Click here to see Wednesday’s slide show on Episodes & Itineraries: Installations in Print Media by South American Artists.

4 Comments on Printmaking, Past and Present

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  • Anonymous on 12.17.2007 at 9:53 pm

    Another one

    I am no expert in Printmaking, but this was a great show.

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