Recollections and Observations: The Prints of Roger Brown

July 14 – September 2, 2001

Roger Brown (1941–1997) was one of the foremost Chicago Imagist artists. Best known for his paintings, he was also a prolific printmaker, who worked in a range of graphic media—lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, woodcut, and commercial printing processes for which he made original drawings.

This exhibition presented for the first time a selection of the twenty-three prints and artist-designed posters donated to the Smart Museum by the artist shortly before his untimely death. These works offered a broad chronological and technical overview of Brown's considerable achievements as a printmaker.