Monday, April 30, 2007

Robert Blackburn, Printmaker


This web site was created to compliment an exhibition held at the Library of Congress in 2003. The exhibition looks at the master printmaker Robert Blackburn (b. 1920, Summit, New Jersey; d. 2003 in New York City) who "changed the course of American art through his graphic work and the Printmaking Workshop, which he founded in New York City in 1948".
The exhibition looks at his "pioneering contributions to the technical and aesthetic development of abstract color lithography" and "his generosity in encouraging and training thousands of diverse artists to experiment in the graphic medium". The website provides an overview of the exhibition, with biographical information about Blackburn, plus a checklist of objects.
Access: Free