The Pudil Family Foundation supported the exhibition Three Centuries of American Prints
As part of its autumn 2016 programme, the National Gallery in Prague, in partnership with the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, presented the exhibition Three Centuries of American Prints. Offering a broad historical overview of graphic art in the USA from the early 18th century almost up to the present, the exhibition also provides a fascinating glimpse into the historical, social and political evolution of the country.
The 140 works on show are arranged both thematically and chronologically. Besides less widely known artists of the colonial period and the Revolution, you will also find prints by icons of the 20th century such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Alexander Calder – names not generally associated with the print medium.
A work that has become emblematic of the exhibition is John James Audubon’s Pelican, from his classic book The Birds of America, which together with other natural history illustrations reminds us of the fascination many artists felt for the rich variety of American fauna and flora.
Three Centuries of American Prints is on at the Trade Fair Palace, Prague, until 8 January 2017. Open daily except Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm.
The Pudil Family Foundation is an open non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Czech and international modern and contemporary art through the realization of innovative exhibitions, research and educational projects.
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