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New Gustave Baumann Catalogue Raisonné

AHPCS members will be pleased to learn of a new publication cataloging the work of German-American color-woodcut artist Gustave Baumann (1881-1971): In A Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné (September 2019). One of the highlights of the 2016 AHPCS annual meeting in Santa Fe, Mexico, was the opportunity to view Read More

Lucrative Racism

After the printmaking firm of Currier & Ives closed in 1907, its remaining lithograph stones were sold by the pound and most of their images ground away to make way for new designs—except for a set of Darktown Comics stones. These stones were used to print lithographs in a long-running series of racist cartoons ridiculing Read More

A “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Exhibit

“Once in a lifetime!” is how one AHPCS member describes “Beyond Midnight,” the new Paul Revere exhibit showing at the New-York Historical Society from September 6, 2019, through January 12, 2020. The statement isn’t hyperbole—exhibit curators (and AHPCS members) Lauren Hewes and Nan Wolverton of the American Antiquarian Society have been able to bring together Read More

“A Landscape of Little Beauty…”

For a July 1938 article in New York History titled “History in Prints,” writer Millicent Stow plodded through a chronology of some historically important prints. One print received rather sneering commentary: “[The artist] might have portrayed something more interesting, but he seems to have been content with a landscape of little beauty and no historic Read More

From Birds to Beasts

May 23-August 30, 2015: From Birds to Beasts: Audubon’s Last Great Adventure, on view at the Currier Museum of Art from May 23 through August 30, 2015, will take you on John James Audubon’s 1843 journey up the Missouri River to observe and study some of America’s most iconic creatures.