The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Gabor Peterdi is perhaps best known as a master printmaker, though he has also made considerable contributions to the field of painting. Born in Pestujhely, Hungary, he studied at Academia de Belle Arti in Rome and later at Atelier 17 in Paris in the 1930s. He was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1930. He has worked alongside such artists as Joan Miro, Alberto Giacometti, and Max Ernst.

Peterdi was a great innovator of printmaking techniques. He devised elaborate ways of color printing by collaging copper plates. Color is a primary interest for Peterdi, which is evident in his 1966 etching, Aquarium. He has devoted his life to his art and teaching; teaching at such renowned universities as the Brooklyn Museum of Art School in New York and Yale University.

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