Exhibition Opening: "A Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker"
- 11/15/2012 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Location: Museum of Art, Bernard & Barbro Osher Gallery
- Event Type: Exhibit
- Sponsor: Museum of Art
- Contact: Suzanne Bergeron
- - Open to the Public -
This selection of masterly prints from Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt to David Hockney and Jasper Johns is drawn from the collection of 1,500 prints given and bequeathed by Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, class of 1970.
Becker, a former trustee of the College, was an internationally recognized print scholar whose expertise encompassed drawings, illustrated books, and writing manuals. Throughout his life, he collected with the intent to build a comprehensive teaching resource for his alma mater.
This exhibition will introduce visitors to the techniques, themes, and stylistic developments of western printmaking since the Renaissance. The exhibition is on view through March 10, 2013.