Garo Z. Antreasian (b. 1922) belongs to the good new release of innovators in mid-twentieth-century American artwork. whereas motivated via quite a few ecu 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 stumbled on the 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 history and its value in his paintings, his educating, and his love affair with all kinds of creative media. Illustrating his drawings, work, and prints, this e-book finds Antreasian as a huge American artist.

This ebook used to be made attainable partly via beneficiant contributions from the Frederick Hammersley starting place and Gerald Peters Gallery.

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