Aquatint, Contemporary, Drypoint, Early 20th Century, Etching, Lithograph, Past/Present, Prints

Past/Present: Sky

Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two prints by contemporary artist Michael DiCerbo and  20th century artist Edward Glannon.

Michael Di Cerbo was born in Paterson, New Jersey and studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He has had many one artist shows since 1975 and is listed in numerous artists’ directories including Who’s Who in American Art.  Di Cerbo is a past president of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) and is a member of Artists Equity, Boston Printmakers, Print Consortium, and Audubon Artists.  His prints have been exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. Di Cerbo has received many awards including Presentation Print, Print Club of Albany, 2001; Beveled Edge Award, SAGA, 1998; Silver Medal Award, Audubon Artists 1994: Profile Award, Manhattan Arts Magazine, 1992. Known for his prints of cityscapes, Michael draws much of his inspiration from the concrete, steel, and glass of the modern American city. His new prints, however, are more pastoral, with expansive skies and harmonious blocks of color.

For more than sixty years, Edward Glannon was facinated with the American landscape. “I grew up in a deep and narrow Pennsylvania valley,” Glannon wrote in the journal he maintained from the time he was a young man, “and I learned to love the poetry of the earth and the music of landscapes. It has motivated me all my life.” While he was an experienced and devoted painter, Glannon began lithography in his sixties.  Using a old nineteenth century press and antique printing stones, Glannon printed all editions himself in his studio. His lithographs, like his oils and watercolors, reflect his continuing veneration for the American landscape.

Image on Left: Bird Against Sky by Edward Glannon. Lithograph, 1976. Ed. 27.

Image on Right: Mayo Mist by Michael Di Cerbo. A la poupee – five colors, etching, aquatint, and drypoint, 2011.


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