California Society of Printmakers: One Hundred Years, 1913-2013

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This award-winning amply illustrated volume of informative essays and vibrant prints by the current members of the California Society of Printmakers was published to commemorate its 2013 centennial year. Readers interested in knowing more about how a small group of prominent artist-etchers in Northern California formulated an aspirational society near the turn of the 20th century and transformed itself over the course of one hundred years—welcoming artists, working in all printmaking media, into its company from around the United States and abroad—will find the ideal source in this lush book.
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About the author

Maryly Snow is a visual artist, an emerita librarian from the University of California, Berkeley, and Historian of the California Society of Printmakers 2007-2013.

Sylvia Solochek Walters is emerita professor of art from San Francisco State University, known for her detailed and thoughtful reduction woodcuts.

Two hundred and fifty artist and honorary members of California Society of Printmakers have contributed an image and brief statement to the book.

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California Society of Printmaker via PublishDrive
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Published on
Jan 23, 2018
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Pages
317
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ISBN
9780989540803
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / History / Contemporary (1945-)
Art / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Art / Prints
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