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Bayly Art Museum Shows American Prints Of The Post-World War Ii Period

July 25, 2001--

WHAT: Exhibition of "American Prints of the Post-World War II Period"

WHEN: On exhibit through early September

WHERE: Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Rugby Road, Charlottesville

"American Prints of the Post- World War II Period," a selection of prints produced from 1960 to 1997, features works by Jacob Landau, Willard Midgette, Rafael Ferrer, and Alan Feltus. Also included in the exhibition are two drypoint prints by California artists Nathan Oliveira and Wayne Thiebaud, produced and published by Crown Point Press and showcasing the impressive achievement of California artists during this period.

Printmaking techniques used in this exhibition include drypoint, woodcut, etching, lithograph, and engraving. Six of the prints are portraits and demonstrate the freedom with which American artists choose and use a style to explore human personality.

"The very fact that almost anything goes in American art of the last few decades means artists can be as realistic or wildly modernist as they please with equal validity," says Stephen Margulies, curator of works on paper at the museum. "Moreover, the daring of printmaking workshops in those years encouraged both high technical standards as well as creative exuberance. The keenly realistic precision of some artists may be as useful in exploring the American psyche as the primitivism or idealism of other artists."

The exhibition, on display in the museum’s Iron Gate Study Gallery on the second floor, off the main gallery, will be on view through early September.

The Bayly Art Museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is located on Rugby Road, a short distance from the Rotunda. A small parking lot for visitors is located behind the museum.

For more information about the exhibit and the Bayly Art Museum, visit the Bayly Web site at www.virginia.edu/~bayly.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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