"Proof - The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California" by . Lehmbeck

Proof - The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California . Lehmbeck

Getty Publications -
Publication date:
29 Sep 2011
Getty Publications
256 pages: 294 x 251 x 29mm


This is a lavishly illustrated exploration of the rise of printmaking in Southern California and its legacy on post-war American art. The first goal of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, founded in Los Angeles in 1960, was to "create a pool of master artisan-printers in the United States" to revive the medium of fine-art lithography. With essays by both established print scholars and new voices, this lavishly illustrated volume introduces the printmaking pioneers who nurtured an environment suitable for the founding of the country's most significant print shop. By tracing the local printmaking communities, the academic establishment, as well as the significant influence of workshops like Gemini G.E.L. and Cirrus Editions, the catalogue addresses the spectacular spread of printmaking from its modern beginnings in Southern California within the larger narrative of post-war American art.

Leah Lehmbeck is associate curator at the Norton Simon Museum.