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Emergence (Two States) by Morris Blackburn (1902 - 1979)(184 views)
Description: Etching in two states.
Condition Report: In Excellent Condition
Notes: Etching in two states, one pencil signed, titled and numbered 'Imp 1/30'; the other unsigned, presumably a working proof, both with wide margins. Two etchings on wove paper; one with aquatint and one with extensive hand-additions in mixed media. Born in 1902 in Philadelphia, PA, Blackburn began studying art in 1922 eventually continuing his education at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Blackburn was ingenius with his use of materials, exploring traditional and new painting and printmaking techniques. He was one of the first to use silkscreen (screenprint) for fine art prints in the early 1940s. As a faculty member at The Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Blackburn was legendary. He was honored in 1928 and 1929 with two Cresson Traveling Scholarships and with The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1952. His work was included in almost every Annual Exhibition at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1930 to 1968. Morris Blackburn died in Philadelphia in 1979 leaving a legacy to benefit The Scholarship Fund of The School of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Dimensions: 9 x 5 7/8 inches each
Artist or Maker: Blackburn, Morris