Birds & Beyond the Prints of Maurice R. Bebb A261

Birds & Beyond the Prints of Maurice R. Bebb A261

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"Describes the life and work of American-born artist Maurice Robert Bebb (1891-1986), who participated in most of the important print societies of his day, including the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Print Makers of California, the Society of American Etchers, and the Prairie Print Makers. Includes full-color reproductions of his work"--show more

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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 229 x 308 x 28mm | 1,770g
  • Pomegranate Communications Inc,US
  • California, United States
  • English
  • 0764976257
  • 9780764976254

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Artist Maurice Robert Bebb (American, 1891-1986), renowned for the prints of American birds he produced over five decades, didn't turn to printmaking until later in life. Looking back, he mused, "I wanted to draw and paint for years and years before I had the nerve to dirty a piece of paper." Largely self-taught, Bebb established a national reputation as an exceptional etcher. He created more than two hundred print designs in his lifetime-about half were of midwestern birds-and produced gift prints for the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Prairie Print Makers, and the Print Makers of California. In Birds & Beyond: The Prints of Maurice R. Bebb, former Bebb student Jim Harbison writes a warm-hearted, personal account of making prints in the artist's home studio and explains the printmaker's meticulous process. Cori Sherman North, curator to the Birger Sandzn Memorial Gallery, details a history of printmaking in the United States before 1950, setting the stage for Bebb's work. And John R. Mallery, a longtime collector of Bebb's prints, provides a brief biography of the more