The Untold Histories of "The Women of Atelier 17" with Author Christina Weyl


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If you're a printmaker, I hope you've heard of Atelier 17.
The widely acclaimed mid-century Manhattan print studio was known for being an inclusive environment to make and expand the craft of printmaking. My guest today is Christina Weyl, author of a new book "The Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York."

Christina Weyl is an author and art historian and independent scholar and curator. She earned a BA from Georgetown University and my MA and PhD in Art History from Rutgers University. Formerly, she was the director of Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, a gallery in New York City that represents the print publications of the Los Angels-based artists’ workshop, Gemini G.E.L.
She writes about midcentury American printmaking and women artists.

Get ready for some history. I think you'll get a lot out of this one.

On today’s show with Christina Weyl, we’re talking about:

  • The New School in mid-century
  • Louise Nevelson
  • The influence of Stanley William Hayter
  • Atelier 17
  • Dorothy Dainer
  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Print technique spotlight: Engraving
  • Sue Fuller’s innovative fabric collage work in soft ground etching
  • Let’s Get Technical! ~ How a common kitchen staple became ubiquitous in every printshop for Sugar Lift.
  • Masculinizing technical terminology
  • Why materials limited printmaking’s evolution towards becoming monumental
  • James Ehlers
  • Ashton Ludden
  • Andrew Raffterty
  • And tons more…


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