Ofelia Garcia: Our Fifth Director

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Ofelia Garcia was the Executive Director from 1978 to 1984. In 1978, The Print Center’s sixty year long practice of selling prints while having nonprofit status was scrutinized by the federal government. The Board of Governors decided to separate The … Read More

The Print Center Edition: Benton Spruance

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Benton Spruance (1904 – 1967) was a very significant member of The Print Center’s community.  His prints have been included in over 75 exhibitions at The Print Center, including five solo shows. Spruance, who was born in Philadelphia, was a … Read More

Brandywine Workshop, Lois Johnson

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The Brandywine Workshop was founded in 1972 by Philadelphia artist Allan Edmunds, in a space that was originally a Prints in Progress workshop. Since that time, the Brandywine Workshop has become an internationally recognized center for printmaking, in particular for … Read More

Kathleen Edwards: Our Seventh Director

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Kathleen Edwards served as the Executive Director from 1989 until 1998. She set out to make the organization as well-known within the city as it was nationally and internationally. She recognized a national trend toward collaborative printmaking and a second wave … Read More

Leopold Stokowski Letter

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Leopold Anthony Stokowski (1882 – 1977), the renowned conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, was an early patron of The Print Center. In this letter from 1916, he apologies to Judge Jasper Brinton, one of the founders of the organization, for … Read More

25 x 25, A Portfolio Project

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25 x 25 was a series of printed portfolios published by The Print Center between 1989 and 1998. Any artist could submit a printed edition of 50 prints (each 25 x 25 centimeters) which were then collated by the participating … Read More

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