Friday, July 08, 2011

The Old Print Gallery Director’s Cut  
July 15 through August 12, 2011 
Opening Reception: Friday, July 15, 2011 from 5-8pm

Selected by the gallery’s director, Laura Graham, this collection features solely woodcuts. Celebrating the oldest printmaking medium, this show presents the gallery’s oldest print- a woodcut from the Nuremburg Chronicles, dated 1493. Around the artifact are examples of the woodcut’s evolution, including many fresh and innovative approaches to this relief technique by 20th century and contemporary artists. Diverse woodcut styles are represented in beautiful and compelling imagery. Highlights include prints by Luigi Rist (1888-1959), who mixed old Japanese woodblock techniques with his own Yankee ingenuity, as well as a white-line woodcut by Provincetown artist, Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956), who pioneered this medium, the first printmaking method unique to the United States.

 The Old Print Gallery
1220 31st Street NW
Washington DC 20007

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