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Crown Point Press announces Landforms, a group exhibition featuring six new black and white etchings by Wayne Thiebaud. Other artists included in the exhibition are Darren Almond, Mamma Andersson, Robert Bechtle, John Chiara, Jane Freilicher, Yvonne Jacquette, Per Kirkeby and Pat Steir. This exhibition focuses on each artist’s interpretation of the natural features of the earth’s surface: mountains, plateaus, valleys, plains, deserts, and rivers.

In 1964 Wayne Thiebaud was the first artist I invited to work at Crown Point Press with the intention of
publishing his work. At the time, Richard Diebenkorn was already engaged with Crown Point’s weekly
“Live Model Group,” a workshop in which artists drew from a model on copper plates. The press was in
the basement of my home in Berkeley; we worked with my young son (now in his fifties) underfoot.
Crown Point’s first publication (after my own art) was Diebenkorn’s 41 Etchings Drypoints in 1965.
Diebenkorn lived in Berkeley. Thiebaud would drive from Sacramento (where he still lives) to work with
me in the studio. In 1965, I printed and published his Delights, seventeen etchings presented in both
book and portfolio forms. Since then, Wayne Thiebaud has created in the Crown Point studio more than
112 different images, including (in 2019) the six new ones now being released. He will be one hundred
years old before the end of this year. -Kathan Brown, founder of Crown Point Press
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary, Etching

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