24 September 2009

Antonio Frasconi at CCP


A new show called Creative Dialogues: Latin American Prints & Printmakers at Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk Connecticut will include 3 pieces by Uruguay born Antonio Frasconi. Norwalk's local newspaper, The Hour, features an interview with Frasconi, who is now 90 years old and has lived in Norwalk for 52 years.

There are a number of woodcuts in the show, along with silkscreen and intaglio works, which can be seen in this slideshow. The show runs from today, September 24, through November 07, 2009.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Annie

I read your blog regularly and am an admirer of your amazing work. I thought you may be interested in this project in South Africa where linocut prints were made using a steamroller. This is printmaking in the third world!

http://asketchintime.blogspot.com/2009/09/steamroller-printing.html

This is another blog I read as I am a South African living far from home.

Thanks for your lovely blog.

Theresa.

Sharri said...

Annie, Thanks so much for provinding the where-with-all for attending a show way too far away to get there in person. The time and effort you put into things like this are truly appreciated.

Tibi said...

Thanks for the link, I really liked some of his work. He's gone through a lot of different visual styles throughout his career.

Amy Greenan said...

Annie, I feel so lucky that I was able to take a woodcut class with Antonio while I was a student at SUNY Purchase in the late 80's-early 90s. He was (and probably still is) one of the coolest people ever, a wonderful teacher and a great talent. I am always thankful for my experience with him. Thanks for this post!

Kit said...

Annie, I really enjoy Fransconi's prints. Thanks for enlightening me. The image you posted made me think of Minnesota artist Charles M. Beck, whose work I recently saw at Ripple River Gallery in Aitkin, MN. I also noticed that you posted a bit about Beck in 2007. Beck also does fabulous small oil paintings ("sketches") out in the field as part of the print planning process. He's in his mid-80's and still going strong.

Molly said...

Check out The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s newest exhibition of woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi! Check out the show at125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA www.carlemuseum.org

In The East Gallery
Into the Wood: Antonio Frasconi's Art for Children
March 16 - June 13, 2010
Legendary artist Antonio Frasconi turns ninety-one this year. Born in Uruguay to Italian parents, Frasconi came to New York to pursue his dream of being an artist — and was quickly recognized as one of the most innovative illustrators of his time. Best known for his intricate woodcuts and powerful social commentary, Frasconi also created a beautiful series of children’s books, inspired by the birth of his sons, Pablo and Miguel. One of his best known, See and Say: A Picture Book in Four Languages [1955], was groundbreaking — a book not as much about learning to speak four different languages as it was to experience them as part of Frasconi’s vision of a vast and complex world. In addition to the original art from his picture books, the exhibition includes books created in such small editions they are rarely available to a wide audience for viewing.