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Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker

May 30, 2009

Mauricio Lasansky, Quetzalcoatl, 1972, intaglio, 78 1/8 x 36 1/8 in., gift of the Van Meter Company, in memory of Russell W. Lemley, 75.1, © The Lasansky Corporation.
The CRMA is fortunate to be able to dedicate three galleries to the work of consummate printmaker, Mauricio Lasansky. Making prints for more than 65 years-first in his native Argentina, then in New York City, and for more than 55 years in Iowa City, Iowa-Lasansky's generous gift of prints in the 1980s and 1990s has made it possible for the Museum to present a wide range of the artist's works, changing all three galleries every six months. Best known for large-scale prints in which he uses multiple plates and full ranges of color, Lasansky combines a spectrum of graphic techniques including etching, drypoint, aquatint, and engraving. Throughout his stylistic evolution, he has created eloquent figural statements that are colorful, fresh, and spontaneous.

This exhibition has been made possible in part by the Momentum Fund of The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

This is an ongoing, permanent collection exhibition.


Steve Rose
on 10/12/19
The work of Nauricio Lasanzky was truly amazing, and his contribution to the pedagogy of printmaking cannot be overestimated. So glad that we made a "weekday weekend" out of visiting this museum as well as the Czech and Africian-American museum.
I think the CR Art museum is much better place to visit than the Des Moines Art Museum if you want to see the work of Iowa "regional artists", e.g. Grant Wood, that have international importance

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