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Description This artist is one of America's best known and respected printmakers. Born in New York in 1924, Altman studied in New York and Paris. He began his teaching career in 1952 and presently is Professor of Art at Pennsylvania State University. 36 etchings in subtle blue, green, yellow, as well as black and white, and 9 lithographs make up the exhibition. The figurative prints are concenerned with the human figure in either the world of nature or in an urban setting. Trees, the park, a figure on a street at dusk, all are familiar themes and executed by Altman in such a manner as to avoid repetition. Perhaps the editor of American Artist magazine best described this work when he wrote, "Through juxtaposition of a few figures foiled against backdrops of foilage, Altman has mastered the art of endless variation on a simple theme-but an art which strikes so responsive a chord in human experience that we find no monotony in viewing a whole 'gallery' of his prints."
Artist Harald Altman
Dimensions W-7.75 L-6.375 inches
Collection Permanent Collection