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Abstract Expressionist Prints

Alfred Leslie, Untitled, 1956, screen print on off-white wove paper, Richard A. Heald Fund, 1995.67.22

December 22, 2007 – March 30, 2008

Since the presentation of The Stamp of Impulse in 2000, the Worcester Art Museum has come to be identified around the world with avant-garde American printmaking in of the 1940s and 1950s. This reputation is well founded, for since the time of the exhibition the Museum has continued to collect Abstract Expressionist prints by gift and acquisition. This exhibition will present a selection of this work that has never been exhibited in Worcester. Among the artists represented would be Grace Hartigan, Hedda Sterne, Alexander Liberman, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Milton Resnick and Jackson Pollock.

The prints represented the entire stylistic array which we now characterize as Abstract Expressionist, including Abstract Surrealism, biomorphism, painterly gesture and calligraphy. The works in the show exemplify a wide variety of printmaking media, and range in scale from miniature drypoints to mural-sized screenprints.

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