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Sublime Impressions: Prints and Printmakers of the Grand Canyon

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenaeum , Boston MA

Mar 05 2019
Sublime Impressions: Prints and Printmakers of the Grand Canyon

Lindsay Leard-Coolidge traces the history of printmaking in the Grand Canyon from the topographical images of the first explorers to the abstracted works of twentieth-century modernists to show how a medium changed the way the Grand Canyon was repres

Topographers, illustrators, and painter-printmakers explored and created images of the Grand Canyon, and the evolution of these genres parallels the history of American printmaking in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with geological studies and including prints for tourists and collectors, printmakers have approached the Canyon from the vantage point of line, tone, and pattern. In so doing, they made significant contributions to imaging one of the United States’

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