Contemporary, Daily Dose of Jazz, Early 20th Century, Prints, Woodcut

Daily Dose of Jazz: John Ross

Friday’s Daily Dose of Jazz is a woodcut by New York artist John Ross. Ross, born in 1921, is a  painter, printmaker, book artist and Professor of Art. He has served as president of the Society of American Graphic Artists, and is active in a number of art organizations. Ross has had over sixty one-artist shows and is represented in many museum collections including the Hirshhorn Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, Dallas Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and Philadelphia Public Library.

Ross studied at Cooper Union School of Art, Parson School of Design, Dcole des Beaux Arts, France , New School for Social Research, Columbia University and Istituto Statale d’Arte in Italy. He taught printmaking at the New School for over fifty years and has been a professor of art Manhattanville College. Ross authored several reference books, including The Complete Printmaker, which is still in use to teach the history and process of printmaking.

Louis Armstrong. (Color). By John Ross. Woodcut, undated.

For more information on the DC Jazz Festival, click here. To see more prints by John Ross, visit our Georgetown gallery or check out our website. Our partners in New York, The Old Print Shop, have an extensive collection of John Ross prints as well, and we invite you to visit their website.  For past Daily Dose of Jazz prints, click here.


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