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.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Percy Delf Smith


PrintFools!


Most printmakers know the etchings of the German printmakers who spoke out against the horrors of the war:




'The Match Seller' from 1920 by Otto Dix (1891-1969)



Here’s an English printmaker who made brilliant etchings with HUGE content:



Percy Delf Smith (1882-1948)

The Dance of Death


 The Dance of Death No. 1: Death forbids





 The Dance of Death No. 3: Death awed







The Dance of Death No. 7: Death intoxicated

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