See America First: The Prints of H.C. Westermann

The sculptor, painter, draftsman, and printmaker H. C. Westermann (1922–1981) was a central figure in American art, lauded as an American original who steadfastly followed his own finely crafted and keenly ironic sensibilities.

This book presents the first comprehensive, scholarly consideration of Westermann's graphic work and serves as a catalogue raisonné of his prints. It contains large-format color images and detailed entries with key historical information on Westermann's art. Dennis Adrian—a noted critic, curator, and art historian who co-curated a related exhibition with Richard A. Born—provides an overview essay examining Westermann's prints in their historical context.


Dennis Adrian and Richard A. Born with contributions by Jenny Pompe and Michael Rooks

Publication date

July 2001


Paper, 232 pages, 120 color plates, 20 halftones. 



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