Serigraphs by Edward Landon

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Serigraphs by Edward Landon

February 4 - April 14

February 4 – April 14, 2024
Reception: February 18, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Considered one of the pioneers of serigraph or silk screen printing, American artist Edward Landon (1911-1984) was among the founding members of the Silk Screen Group which later became the National Serigraph Society. The group exhibited internationally, to highlight the creative possibilities of the medium. Landon exhibited at the Art Complex Museum in 1981, and gave the museum one of his prints, Land’s End, at the close of the exhibit.  At two later dates, more of his work came into the museum from a generous family member’s collection.

Silk Screen printing was initially used only commercially when these experimental artists began using it to create fine art. Carl Zigrosser (1891-1975), curator for the Philadelphia Art Museum, coined the term “serigraph” in order to differentiate between the commercial and fine art use of the printing process. “Seri” is a Latin word meaning “silk” and “graphos” is a Greek word meaning “to write.”

Shown: Edward Landon, Web II, (Detail), 1960, serigraph


February 4
April 14


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