A Spectrum of Innovation: Color In American Printmaking 1890-1960 First edition. David Acton, Clinton Adams, Karen F. Beall.

A Spectrum of Innovation: Color In American Printmaking 1890-1960 First edition.

New York, Worcester Art Museum / W. W. Norton & Company, 1990. 4to. Original cloth and dust-jacket. 304pp.
Discussions on the various print techniques following byfull page color plates of the prints, with a detailed analysis of the artist and works on the facing page; artists include Mary Cassat, Whistler, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, and John Taylor Arms, Margaret Jordan Patterson, William Meyerowitz and many others. Includes artists' biographies, and selected bibliography. Text contributions by Clinton Adams and Karen F. Beall. A wonderful book to look through. Catalogue from the exhibition held at the Amon Carter Museum, July - September 1990; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, October - December 1990; and the Worcester Art Museum, September to November 1991.

this survey of color printing by 100 inventive artists begins with works from the 1890s when American artists traveled to Europe to learn traditional printmaking techniques. It then continues through the color woodcut revival, the development of color serigraphy and lithography, the evolution of color intaglio processes, and the free technical experiments of the modernists. The final print, from 1960, is the first lithograph in colour which heralded the explosion of a vital new tradition of printmaking. Item #16-3442

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