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IFPDA Foundation 2020 Book Award: The Women of Atelier 17 (Virtual Event)

The annual IFPDA Book Award was founded in 2004 to honor books, articles, and catalogues on fine art prints which demonstrate excellence in research, scholarship, and the discussion of new ideas in the fields of printmaking, history and connoisseurship. One of the two grantees this year is:

The Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Mid Century New York by Christina Weyl
Published and distributed by Yale University Press
In this important and timely book, Christina Weyl takes us into the experimental New York print studio Atelier 17 and highlights the women whose work there advanced both modernism and feminism in the 1940s and 1950s, defying gender norms through novel aesthetic forms and techniques. Weyl focuses on eight artists—Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson, and Anne Ryan—who bent the technical rules of printmaking and blazed new aesthetic terrain with their etchings, engravings, and woodcuts.

Join us for a conversation with Weyl, author and independent historian, and Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 12pm.

Please visit the 'External Link' below to register.

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