Julia Greenstreet reveals, behind a ‘biting tongue and searing temper’, the exceptional life of artist-philanthropist Joan Mitchell. A rare woman among the American Abstract Expressionists and a guiding star to many that followed, she was a force to be reckoned with and a potent and generous advocate for the arts, finding powerful expression in the way she lived as much as in her work as a painter and printmaker.
Categories: Artists, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Art, art history, artists, Bedford Village, colour, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Ken Tyler, Kenneth Tyler, Nathan Kernan, National Gallery of Australia, New Orleans, painting, Paris, poems, poetry, printmaking, prints, Sunflowers, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Willem de Kooning
Anthony Kirk was head of the etching department at Tyler Graphics from 1988 until 2000. Here, Kirk reflects on his experiences at TGL
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Anthony Kirk, aquatint, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, etching, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, intaglio, Joan Mitchell, John Walker, Kenneth Tyler, master printer, Tyler Graphics Ltd
In 1964 Roy Lichtenstein was joined by 27 of his contemporaries in contributing lithographic illustrations to One Cent Life, a volume of poems by Walasse Ting. Visitors to Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix have the rare opportunity to view sections of this significant publication, in which Ting’s ‘raunchy Pidgin English’ is united with the work of key artists including Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Ting, a Chinese-American poet, printer and painter, produced several illustrated portfolios over the […]
Categories: Artists, Uncategorized • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Joan Mitchell, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, One Cent Life, poetry, Pop art, prints, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Tamarind, Tyler Collection, Walasse Ting
Over the past few months we have been compiling new information for the Gallery’s Kenneth Tyler printmaking collection website, and working to make the site easier to use. The results are now online for you to explore here: http://nga.gov.au/InternationalPrints/Tyler/Default.cfm?MnuID=12 An important addition to the site is the new Tyler Graphics Ltd (TGL) team page, dedicated to the immensely talented group of printers and workshop staff that made the astonishing print projects produced at TGL possible. This page reveals the truly […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: David Hockney, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Graphics Ltd