Oct 18, 2016

Jam Session II

Jam Session II


Fred Becker

(American, 1913–2004)

Engraving and softground etching

John L. Severance Fund 1994.82



By the time Becker created Jam Session II, he had left Atelier 17 in New York for a teaching position at Washington University, Saint Louis. There he established a printmaking department that would promote Atelier 17’s spirit of innovation to a new generation of artists. This impression of Jam Session II, one of the artist’s boldest black-and-white abstractions, is dedicated to Peggy and Fred Hartt, the latter a curator and fellow professor who helped form an especially strong collection of 20th-century modernism for what is now the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University.

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PR - Engraving
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