Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker

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Mauricio Lasansky, Self-Portrait, 1945, intaglio print on paper, 36 ¾ x 24 ¾ x 2 ½ inches framed, gift of Mauricio and Emilia Lasansky and the Lasansky Corporation, 88.2.36
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Mauricio Lasansky, Maria de los Angelos (Blue), 1992, intaglio print on paper, 49 ¼ x 36 ½ x 2 ½ inches framed, gift of Mauricio and Emilia Lasansky and the Lasansky Corporation, 98.5.1
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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.
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Mauricio Lasansky, Little Mennonite Girl, 1991, intaglio print on paper, 64 ¾ x 36 ¾ x 2 ½ inches framed, gift of Mauricio and Emilia Lasansky and the Lasansky Corporation, 92.7.2

Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker

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The Museum is fortunate to be able to dedicate four 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 made it possible for the Museum to present a wide range of the artist's works, changing all four 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 created eloquent figural statements that are colorful, fresh, and spontaneous.