Patricia Emison is a Professor at the University of New Hampshire and the author of several books on the Italian Renaissance, most recently The Italian Renaissance and Cultural Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She has organized or contributed to a number of print exhibitions, including “Myth, Allegory and Faith: The Kirk Edward Long Collection of Mannerist” curated by Bernard Barryte, 2015, and “Marcantonio Raimondi and Raphael,” curated by Edward Wouk, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2016. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and a BA in art history and philosophy from Bryn Mawr College.

Norman Ackroyd’s Collectors

Norman Ackroyd, Inishbofin Sound (2005), etching, 18 x 26.5 cm.

Like Jacques Callot and Hercules Segers, Norman Ackroyd’s primary identity is as an etcher. Copper and acid are his native media. He works in oil sometimes, in watercolor often; he has produced steel and bronze etched reliefs for buildings, recycling the beauties of the copper plate on a monumental scale Read More

Why Study Prints Now, Redux

In 1987, during the fall semester of my first year in a settled teaching job, I went to Lawrence, Kansas, for a conference in honor of the “Little Masters” exhibition curated by Stephen Goddard, and there I was introduced to Peter Parshall Read More