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“20th Century People” to Open in September

Untitled. [Young Girls.] Marion Greenwood, Lithograph, c. 1940. Edition unknown.  Image size 110 1/8 x 11 7/8" (257 x 302 mm). LINK.

Untitled. [Young Girls.] Marion Greenwood, Lithograph, c. 1940. Edition unknown. Image size 110 1/8 x 11 7/8″. LINK.

The Old Print Gallery’s new fall show, 20th Century People, will open on Friday, September 18th, with an opening reception from 5-7pm. The exhibit is a compendium of “people in prints” by some of the most celebrated 20th century American printmakers. Working and creating in a time when the art world was pushing towards abstract expressionism and modernism, these print artists stayed rooted in a sort of inherent figural humanism. With an exquisite ability to convey emotion through the anatomy of the human figure, the artists used their pencils, woodblocks, and burins to capture an arresting gaze, a fleeting moment between individuals, people at work, at play, and deep in thought. Seen together, these prints offer a glimpse of 20th century America, while also reminding viewers of our shared human condition. The show will remain on view until November 14, 2015.

Any Lobsters Today? Gordon Grant. Lithograph, 1946. Edition 250. Image size 9 1/8 x 12 inches. LINK.

Any Lobsters Today? Gordon Grant. Lithograph, 1946. Edition 250. Image size 9 1/8 x 12 inches. LINK.

Selected Artists: Peggy Bacon, Albert W. Barker, Will Barnet, Leonard Baskin, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Abe Blasko, Ernest Fiene, Emil Ganso, Gordon Grant, Marion Greenwood, Irwin D. Hoffman, Martin Lewis, Charles W. Locke, James Penney, Robert Riggs, John Sloan, Bruce Waldman, Max Weber, and Anders Zorn.

Click HERE to see the prints included in the show. 

Single Strap Hanger. ISabel Bishop. Etching, 1950, printed 1981. Edition 25. Image size 8 1/4 x 3 1/4". LINK.

Single Strap Hanger. Isabel Bishop. Etching, 1950, printed 1981. Edition 25. Image size 8 1/4 x 3 1/4″. LINK.

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New Additions

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NEW ADDITIONSWe have a whole handful of new prints in the gallery- by both contemporary and early 20th century artists. Here is a sneak peek of our newest inventory. To see more, stop by our Georgetown gallery. We have refreshed several of our stacks to showcase our recent additions. We hope you enjoy them!

Moonlight, Number One. By John Taylor Arms. Etching and aquatint printed in color, 1920.

Moonlight, Number One. By John Taylor Arms. Etching and aquatint printed in color, 1920.

Slow Train through Arkansas. By Thomas Hart Benton. Circulated by Associated American Artists. Lithograph, 1941.

Slow Train through Arkansas. By Thomas Hart Benton. Circulated by Associated American Artists. Lithograph, 1941.

Sun Dappled House.  [Savannah, Georgia.] By Ellen Nathan Singer. Etching, 2008.

Sun Dappled House. [Savannah, Georgia.] By Ellen Nathan Singer. Etching, 2008.

Laguna Veneta. By James McBey. Etching, 1926.

Laguna Veneta. By James McBey. Etching, 1926.

Forest nocturne II. By Robert Kipniss. Mezzotint, 2000.

Forest nocturne II. By Robert Kipniss. Mezzotint, 2000.

Trotting Along. By Alice P. Schafer. Color linoleum cut.

Trotting Along. By Alice P. Schafer. Color linoleum cut.

Boats and Gulls. By John W. Winkler. Etching, 1960.

Boats and Gulls. By John W. Winkler. Etching, 1960.

Greenland Courtship. By Rockwell Kent. Lithograph on zinc, 1934.

Greenland Courtship. By Rockwell Kent. Lithograph on zinc, 1934.

Honeysuckle. By Mabel A. Royds. Woodcut printed in color, 1935-38.

Honeysuckle. By Mabel A. Royds. Woodcut printed in color, 1935-38.

Delivery. By Art Werger. Etching and aquatint, 2013.

Delivery. By Art Werger. Etching and aquatint, 2013.

Ryder House, Truro (after Hopper). By Mary Teichman. Color etching and aquatint, 2012.

Ryder House, Truro (after Hopper). By Mary Teichman. Color etching and aquatint, 2012.

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