Evan Lindquist and a History of Engraving
August 20, 2015 – May 15, 2016
A longtime professor of art in Arkansas, Evan Lindquist earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking in 1963, studying with Mauricio Lasansky at the University of Iowa. Over the years he developed a reputation as a modern master of engraving and has received numerous awards for his work. Represented in major museum collections, Lindquist’s work has also been featured in important exhibitions about contemporary printmaking. This exhibition of prints from his recent portfolio about the history of engraving also displays work by the artists Lindquist highlighted in his series. Engraving is an intaglio method of printmaking where the artist uses a burin to incise lines in a copper plate. Ink is wiped into the lines and transferred to the sheet of paper by the pressure of a printing press. More than 500 years old, this process has been used to create original works of art and for several centuries was the primary method of reproducing illustrations in printed books.