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May 24, 2022

Summer break

Summer break

Tru and I have reached Rembrandt in our history of prints series and are taking a short break this summer. It turns out that when given an opportunity to relive the class Tru taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art through these episodes, he took the opportunity to dive more deeply into each subject. That means more prep time is required than I anticipated. So, we are taking a break.

We expect to pick back up in late summer with episodes on reproductive prints, Rubens and Van Dyke, and Callot.

In the meantime, I will release a handful of episodes from series three in which Ben Levy and I talk to members of the print ecosystem. You may recall Ben and I went to the SCGI conference at the University of Wisconsin--Madison in March 2022 to interview Tandem director Paula Panczenko and her husband, Russell Panczenko, retired director of the Chazen Museum of Art. While we were there, we took the opportunity to interview James Wehn, Van Vleck Curator of Works on Paper at the Chazen Museum of Art, as well as the master printers at Tandem Press: Jason Ruhl, Joe Freye, and Patrick Smyczek. Look forward to hearing from these fine folks in the coming weeks.

Happy summer, everyone!

Image: Rembrandt (Dutch, 1606–1669). Self-Portrait, Surprised, 1630. Etching and drypoint. 52 x 46 mm. British Museum, London.