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  • Collection: Atelier 17 in America: 1940–1955

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Born in Grodno, Russia, Philip Kaplan moved to the United States with his parents and siblings in 1911. The family settled in Cleveland, where eventually Kaplan, largely self-taught as an artist, flourished as a commercial painter. His introduction…

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A successful New York eye surgeon, Philip Platt dabbled in printmaking during the 1930s, turning out perfectly competent but somewhat staid etchings of landscapes and figural genre. His approach shifted drastically after he began studying at Atelier…

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Few artists have had as truly an international experience as Theodore Brenson. After graduating from the University of Riga, in his home country of Latvia, he travelled to the Soviet Union to further his studies at the School of Fine Arts in…

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Although several extant examples of Flight to Tomorrow, including the Palmer Museum copy on view here, have been dated 1948 by Citron, the print is given to 1949 in the catalogue for the artist’s exhibition of graphic work at the New School, held…

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Hungarian-born Gabor Peterdi began his career as an artist at the age of fifteen, when he travelled to Italy on a Prix de Rome scholarship for painting. After a year of study, he settled in Paris, where he associated with a number of artists active…

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Like many of Calapai’s intaglios from the 1950s, the imagery in It Is Finished, masked in part by the use of an additional color stencil, does not immediately reveal itself. Only when the series to which it belongs is known can the viewer somewhat…

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Perhaps the most significant contribution made by Hayter and his colleagues at Atelier 17 is the development of a method for printing a multi-colored intaglio plate in one operation. Hayter’s earliest color engravings, produced just after he…

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Letterio Calapai was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Although his family was not wealthy in the usual sense, it was, as the artist would later recount, “rich in the pleasures of music, poetry, and art.” His father loved poetry and his…

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Alice Trumball Mason began her artistic training in a somewhat traditional manner, studying from 1924 to 1928 at the National Academy of Design in New York with American realist Charles Webster Hawthorne. A year later, however, her interests took a…

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Minna Citron was born in 1896 in Newark, New Jersey, and received her formal training in painting in New York City, at the School of Applied Design for Women and then at the Art Students League. In the 1930s, she became widely known and respected for…
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