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150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian

June Wayne, born 1918
The Sad Flute Player
Lithograph, 1950
Lynton R. Kistler Collection
Gift of Jack and Marie Lord, 1978

Artist June Wayne produced her first lithographs beginning in 1948 in the shop of Los Angeles printer Lynton Kistler. In 1960, with Ford Foundation support, she established the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, a pioneering collaborative studio that helped to revive American interest in printmaking, particularly by reinvigorating artistic lithography.

Jack and Marie Lord purchased Kistler's collection of artists' proofs for donation to the Museum in 1978. As a master printer, Kistler received choice proofs from each artist whose work he printed. In 1971 the Lords donated a significant collection of the works of Jean Charlot (1898-1979), a French-born artist who considered Kistler his favorite lithographic printer.

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