Christina Weyl is an independent scholar and curator based in New York. Her book about women printmakers who were members of Atelier 17, the avant-garde printmaking workshop located in New York City between 1940 and 1955, is forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2019.

No. 27: Our Good Earth? by Nathan Meltz

John Steuart Curry, Our Good Earth (1942), oil on hardboard, 60 1/8 x 48 1/8 inches.Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on loan from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Gift of the U.S. Treasury Department to the College of Agriculture).

Last fall, I began teaching a course at the Cooper Union on 20th-century American printmaking. When, about a month into the semester, I lectured on American Regionalist artists of the 1930s and ’40s, the students’ reactions were subdued Read More

Ellen Lanyon: The Objects of Her Obsession

Ellen Lanyon, Curiosities, Toad (2014), screenprint, 47 x 46 cm. Edition of 30. Printed by Kip Gresham, The Print Studio, Cambridge, UK. Co-published by the artist and The Print Studio. ©Estate of Ellen Lanyon. Courtesy of Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago and New York.

“It all began with a small majolica humidor in the form of a toad in a red westcott [sic], smoking a pipe.” Thus Ellen Lanyon (1926–2013) opened her autobiography with a Victorian earthenware vessel that rested on the mantel of her childhood home in Englewood, IL Read More

José Pedro Croft

The Portuguese artist José Pedro Croft is known for large, geometric sculptures that incorporate sheets of glass and mirrors alongside found objects such as chairs, doors and industrial materials Read More