The Prints of Warrington Colescott: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1948?2008

Hardcover | February 23, 2010

byMary Weaver ChapinForeword byDaniel T. Keegan

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Since the 1940s, printmaker Warrington Colescott has trained his brilliant artistic eye on the fashions and foibles of human behavior. A satirist in the tradition of William Hogarth, Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, and George Grosz, Colescott utilizes his sharp wit and vivid imagination to interpret contemporary and historical events, from the personal to the public, the local to the international. He is especially noted for his exceptional command of complex printmaking techniques and for his innovative approach to intaglio printing.

    The Prints of Warrington Colescott: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1948–2008 is the first fully illustrated catalogue to document Colescott’s extensive and varied graphic career. Author and curator Mary Weaver Chapin has worked closely with Colescott, interviewed him at length, and had unique access to his private papers and archives. She documents his personal and artistic life in a detailed biographic sketch, and her extensive essay “Research Printmaker and Mad-Dog Attack Artist” examines the evolution of his printmaking career, focusing on his technique, iconography, and his place in American printmaking. The catalogue documents and depicts all 359 of Colescott’s editioned prints, providing title, date, media, dimensions, and selected exhibition history and collections for each print, along with comments and anecdotes by Chapin and Colescott.

Published in collaboration with the Milwaukee Art Museum

• The exhibition “Warrington Colescott: Cabaret, Comedy & Satire” will open at the Milwaukee Art Museum in June 2010.  Visit www.mam.org
 
Finalist, Arts Book, Midwest Book Awards

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Since the 1940s, printmaker Warrington Colescott has trained his brilliant artistic eye on the fashions and foibles of human behavior. A satirist in the tradition of William Hogarth, Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, and George Grosz, Colescott utilizes his sharp wit and vivid imagination to interpret contemporary and historical events, ...

Warrington Colescott (b. 1921) was born and educated in California. He served in the anti-aircraft artillery and the infantry in World War II and was professor of art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1949 to 1986. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Art Institu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 12 × 9.5 × 1.2 inPublished:February 23, 2010Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299233006

ISBN - 13:9780299233006

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Daniel T. Keegan    
Major Donors    
Acknowledgments    

A Biographic Sketch    
Research Printmaker and Mad-Dog Attack Artist    
Key to the Catalogue Raisonné    
Catalogue Raisonné    
Selected Public Collections    
Print Exhibitions    
Selected Bibliography    
Photography Credits    
Index   

Editorial Reviews

“Chapin has performed an excellent, and much-needed, service with The Prints of Warrington Colescott by placing this important artist in proper context and reminding us all that socially engaged art can be finely crafted, well considered, and delightful to look at.”—R.K. Dickson, Bloomsbury Review