Descendo

Description (Brief):

Minna Citron (1896-1991) was an American printmaker, whose style dramatically transformed from representational to abstract art in the 1940s. She became a member of Atelier 17, a renowned avant-garde studio in New York, and was known for her experimental printmaking techniques. "Descendo," printed in 1950, was a part of Citron’s series called "The Uncharted Course," where she explored the relationship between spontaneity and control in printmaking. "Descendo," created only with black ink, was made with the same printing plate as Citron's two other prints "Arrival" and "Jet."

Date Made: 1950

Maker: Citron, Minna

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New YorkAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Art

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.21154Catalog Number: 21154

Object Name: PrintOther Terms: Print; Etching

Physical Description: paper, ink (overall materials)Measurements: overall: 66.5 cm x 51 cm; 26 3/16 in x 20 3/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-0c9d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_801469

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