In this exhibition, we present important prints from the early 20th century and discuss the process by which they were made. The printmaking process is highly technical and therefore confusing to many of us. The exhibit features a broad body of work that illustrates the various printmaking techniques that were popular during the Modernist period.
The exhibit also dives into the process of engraving, etching, and lithography. These three techniques are the primary methods of printmaking, the oldest of which – engraving – dates to the Renaissance. Visual examples of each process accompany the written definitions, which we hope will help to clarify the three printmaking techniques.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.