Contemporary, Daily Dose of Jazz, Prints, Woodcut

Daily Dose Of Jazz: Peter Gourfain

Hello readers. Today’s Daily Dose of Jazz (to celebrate the DC Jazz Festival) is a great woodcut by New York artist Peter Gourfain. Sculptor-printmaker Gourfain was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1934 and currently lives in Brooklyn. He studied at Chicago Art Institute, graduating with a BFA in 1956. He currently teaches ceramic sculpture at Greenwich House Pottery and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, University of Southern Maine, Skowhegan School in Maine, Massachusetts College of Art, Louisiana State University, Cranbrook Academy, Kent State University, and the School of Visual Arts.

Gourfain is a member of the Artists Equity and has received many commissions and awards,  including a commission for bronze medallions by the Greenwich House Pottery, twenty-four bronze reliefs for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, bronze steel for the National Park Service in Lowell, Mass, and ten ceramic urns at Ohio State University.

Playing 2 Trumpets at Once. By Peter Gourfain. Woodcut, 2003. Inscribed “A.P.”

For more information on the DC Jazz Festival, check out the organization’s website. To see our other Daily Dose of Jazz prints, click here. And to check out other prints by Gourfain, please visit our website and the website of our partners in NY , the Old Print Shop, who also carry Gourfain’s work.


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