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Release: April 5, 2002
UI Museum of Art holds annual Print Fair April 20
The University of Iowa Museum of Art will hold its annual Print Fair from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in the museum. Admission to the Print
Fair is free.
Eight art dealers from across the United States and Canada will have prints
and drawings on sale at the fair. Works on sale will come from a range of
periods and styles and from artists including Goya, Delacroix, Matisse, Piranesi,
Kuniyoshi, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Kiki Smith and Jasper Johns.
Prices range upward from $100.
A dealer and two print workshops will appear at the Print Fair for the first
time this year. Annex Galleries from Santa Rosa, Calif., carries an inventory
of large color woodcuts from the 1950s and works by West Coast artists. They
also represent several artists from the Iowa Print Group, which included artists
who studied under UI emeritus faculty member Mauricio Lasansky.
From St. Louis, Island Press, George Washington Universitys collaborative
print workshop, and Wildwood Press will be bringing large complex prints for
which they are known, by artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Gilliam and
Returning dealers at the fair will be Aaron Galleries of Chicago; Jan Johnson
Old Master and Modern Prints of Montreal, Canada; Gallery Karl Oscar of Kansas
City; Platt Fine Art of Chicago; Susan Teller Gallery of New York City; and
Charles Young Fine Prints and Drawings of Glastonbury, Conn.
The annual Print Fair was organized by the museums curator of prints,
drawings, photographs and new media, Kathleen A. Edwards. She commented, Anyone
interested in art should visit our fair. Its an opportunity both for
serious and budding collectors to look and buy original works of art in a
Fine-art printmaking began in 15th-century Europe with the invention of
engraving and movable type, and now utilizes many different techniques including
woodcut, lithography, screen-printing and etching.
The UI has a distinguished history in printmaking. U.S. News and World Report
recently ranked the printmaking department of the UI School of Art and Art
History number one in the country.
The Print Fair is sponsored by Hudson River Gallery and Frame Co., and Salon,
Contemporary Furniture and Art. Media support is provided by the Iowa City
The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Admission
is free. Public metered parking is available in the UI parking lots across
from the museum on Riverside Drive and just north of the museum.
For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima.edu
on the World Wide Web. Information on other UI arts events is available at