Emily Mason: A Painterly Printmaker
This essay contribution to a new monograph about Emily Mason (b. 1932) provides an overview of the artist's inventive and unorthodox prints made throughout the last 25 years. Mason is known for breaking the established "rules" of printmaking by reimagining innovative applications of existing methods. Further distancing herself from printmaking’s conventions, Mason rarely produces editions, but instead pursues what she calls “unique states,” allowing her to explore a multitude of effects. The catalogue is richly illustrated with over 100 color plates.
Relevant research areas: North America, 20th Century, Contemporary, Etching, Monoprinting, Relief printing, Screenprinting