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Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop

This Library of Congress exhibition presents fifty-nine works from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Archives and Collection, most of which can be viewed online (some await copyright clearance). Master printmaker Robert Blackburn, 1920-2003, established the Printmaking Workshop in 1948 in New York City, becoming one of the largest and longest lasting printmaking studios in the United States, a place where 2,000 fine prints were created by 1,311 artists. Web exhibition visitors can view the artworks either by starting at the checklist of objects, where prints are presented in a chronological list, or by browsing through the sections of the exhibition, including "Founding the Printmaking Workshop;" "A Graphics Explosion," primarily the 1950s and perhaps the most colorful section; "Incorporation, Experimentation, and Outreach," from 1960s - 1980s and with works by Romare Bearden; and "Seeds and Collaborations," tracing the far-reaching influences of the Printmaking Workshop on both other artistic organizations and on artists.
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Alternate Title Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop (Library of Congress Exhibition)
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Scout Publication
Date of Scout Publication 2003-05-02
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0502

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