Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two prints from our upcoming summer show, PER∙FORM. The older print is by Arnold Ronnebeck (1885-1947), a noted modernist sculptor and lithographer. Ronnenbeck studied sculpture with Aristide Maillol and Émile-Antoine Bourdelle in Paris between 1907 and 1913. In 1923, he made the move to the United States, and was best known for his lithographs of New York City in the 1920s and depictions of western life in Colorado and New Mexico in the 1920s through the 1940s. He later settled in Denver, Colorado, and worked as Art Adviser to the Denver Art Museum from 1926-1931. His print shown below, We Shall Always Love Them, was first exhibited in November of 1937, at the Chicago Art Institute’s “Sixth International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood Engraving”.
The contemporary print is a woodcut by Ellen Nathan Singer. Singer grew up in Brooklyn, New York and studied theater at Columbia University and at some of the New York acting schools. In her early twenties, she took classes at the Art Students League of New York where she won scholarships and ultimately taught. Recently, she was voted into the Society of American Graphic Artists, and is now on their council. Singer works primarily in pastels, etchings, and woodcuts. Trips around the country and abroad, almost yearly to England, serve as subject matter for her art. She also continues to work on New York City images, and to draw inspiration from the moment.
Image on Left: We Shall Always Love Them. By Arnold Ronnebeck. Lithograph, 1936. Edition 20.
Image on Right: On the High Wire. [New York, NY.] By Ellen Nathan Singer. Woodcut, 2010. Edition 10.
***PER∙FORM opens THIS Friday, July 13, 2013, with an opening night reception. Join us at the gallery from 5:00 to 8:00pm to help us celebrate our new summer show!