Lot 143: Peter Sowiski



Pasture Patch
1977
Intaglio on handmade paper with grass
17 x 22.5 inches
Edition 5/12
Signed recto
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value
$300-$400

Peter Sowiski was born in 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received a BA in 1971 in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in 1974 in Printmaking from Ohio State University. He is primarily known as a pulp painter, with work in numerous collections in America. Over the last 45 years he has shown in over 200 exhibitions, and held over 85 workshop, lecture and visiting artist posts locally to internationally. Peter is an Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts at SUNY Buffalo State, where he taught from 1974- 2007, did stints as Chair of Fine Arts, of Design, and received the President’s Award for Excellence in Service. He investigated papermaking in Korea, China and Vietnam, and is President of The Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc. He has worked at Abaca Press as chief screen printer since its inception in 1994. He continues working for Abaca Press and messing up his studio in Buffalo. www.abaca-press.com. This piece is a manipulated photo-etching that I did relatively soon after immersion in paper making in the mid 1970s. It is part of a group of patchwork/mosaic or snapshot arrangement prints from that time that address visually the pun emergent surrounding the image, its title, and the physical material in the support.


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