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100 Years of Printmaking: A Brief History

100 Years of Printmaking: A Brief History

Atop Nob Hill at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art (long before it became the San Francisco Art Institute), four artists decided that Joseph Pennell was right: it was time to organize printmakers for the upcoming Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE). Those four founding artists were: Robert B. Harsh, Pedro J. Lemos, Gottardo Piazzoni, and Ralph Stackpole. Its first exhibition was held in April, 1913 on San Francisco’s Sutter Street, the

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California Society of Printmakers: 2013 Centennial

By Sylvia Solochek Walters “This year the California Society of Printmakers celebrates eighty five continuous years of organized fellowship among printmakers in the San Francisco Bay Area.” That’s how I began a short catalog essay fifteen years ago for what was then an important anniversary of the California Society of Printmakers. I did not imagine when I wrote those words that fifteen years later I would still be writing for

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In Memorium: Peter McCormick

In Memorium: Peter McCormick

Many CSP members were among the relatives and friends who attended a memorial celebration for Peter McCormick at the home of Jenette Raymond in Napa on September 18, 2011. Peter was a long time member of the CSP and served on the board for many years as the treasurer and as the institutional memory of the organization. She was always ready to help with CSP shows (her extensive contacts were

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