|Still Life (aka White Jug), c.1950, color lithograph|
all works by Robert Blackburn
|Girl in Red, 1950, color lithograph|
In fact, he succeeded at both, by establishing printmaking workshops that forever changed the way postwar artists used those media, thereby significantly affecting the trajectory of contemporary art, and producing numerous powerful original works in the same media on his own time. Many viewers will be thrilled to see prints here by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Charles White, and Grace Hartigan - and those are great! - but I'll focus my comments on Blackburn's work, which makes up about half the show.
|Refugees (aka People in a Boat), 1938, lithograph|
|Little One, 1960s-1971, lithograph|
|Woodscape, 1984, color woodcut|
|Blue Things, c. 1963–1970, color woodcut|