14 April–12 June 1988
Prints by several artists in John Graham’s circle were displayed in coordination with the exhibition Artist and Avatar. In 1920, Graham brought to America a new philosophical experience connected to European Modernism as well as an intense interest in psychological theory. He would go on to share his knowledge with the artists associated with the “New York School.” The prints on display by these artists, including Rockwell Kent, Karl Knaths, David Smith, Morris Graves, Esteban Vicente, Pavel Tchelitchev, Theodore Roszak, and Franz Kline, follow the prevalent theme of 1920s American Scene painting, with its vigorous nationalistic and social-realist overtones. This style was in part a reaction to the First World War and the modernist ideals introduced by the Armory Show of 1913.
Curator: Stephanie D’Alessandro, graduate student curatorial intern.