Past Exhibitions
Karl Kasten, Valencia, 1960. Color etching and aquatint. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of James N. Heald II, B.S. 1949

The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking

  • September 25, 2009–January 3, 2010
    Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Friday, September 25, 2009Sunday, January 3, 2010
The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American Printmaking explores a dynamic and innovative 20-year period following the Second World War that fundamentally changed the boundaries of intaglio printmaking. The exhibition features more than 40 prints drawn from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection of works on paper that highlight experimental printing techniques, reflecting the creative spirit incited by the interaction of American and émigré artists following the war. Presenting works by major printmakers of the period, including Stanley William Hayter, Boris Margo, Gabor Peterdi, and Karl Schrag, The Pull of Experiment also includes important works by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Louise Nevelson, whose postwar prints bore the influence of this period of innovation.
Exhibition organized by Katherine Alcauskas, the Florence B. Selden Fellow, Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by an endowment created with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florence B. Selden Fund, with additional support provided by Mr. and Mrs. James N. Heald II, B.S. 1949.

Selected Exhibition Objects

Cinq Personnages (Five Characters)
Danse du soleil (Sun Dance)
Double Portrait

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