Garo Z. Antreasian (b. 1922) belongs to the good iteration of innovators in mid-twentieth-century American artwork. whereas stimulated by means of quite a few eu artists in his early years, it was once his involvement with Tamarind Lithography Workshop beginning in 1960 that reworked his paintings. As Tamarind’s founding technical director, he revolutionized the medium of lithography. He chanced on the right way to manage the spontaneous chances of lithography within the demeanour of the summary Expressionist painters. as well as reflecting on his paintings, he writes movingly approximately his Armenian historical past and its value in his paintings, his instructing, and his love affair with all kinds of inventive media. Illustrating his drawings, work, and prints, this booklet finds Antreasian as an important American artist.
This publication used to be made attainable partially by way of beneficiant contributions from the Frederick Hammersley beginning and Gerald Peters Gallery.
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