Auguries of Innocence, 1959 Text by William Blake, Illustrated by Leonard Baskin Hardcover, 9 1/2″ x 6″, 20 pages In 1959, we commissioned Leonard Baskin to illustrate a version of William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence, published in an edition of 250. … Read More
Jacqueline van Rhyn was appointed as the organization’s first curator, with the support of The William Penn Foundation.
Enid Mark, Progression V: Iris, 2006, Polymer plate intaglio, 16 x 11.5 inches, Edition of 50
The Print Center was founded as a club, much like its sister organizations The Philadelphia Sketch Club and The Plastic Club. In addition to offering exhibitions, the organization served a social function and was well-known for its afternoon teas, served … Read More
Philagrafika 2010 was an international festival celebrating print in contemporary art which included the work of over 300 artists at more than 80 venues in Philadelphia. The Graphic Unconscious was the core exhibition of the festival and was held at … Read More
Since 1918, The Print Center has been located at 1614 Latimer Street, in an old carriage house in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. The organization purchased the building in 1927 and has made many renovations over the years, including enclosing a … Read More
Michal Smith served as Executive Director from 2004 – 2006.
Sarah Van Keuren, Coded Leaf, 2007, Gum bichromate and cyanotype, 8 x 6 inches, Edition of 54
The Print Center participated in many activities in support of the war effort and our troops. This included a drive to collect copper etching and engraving plates to be melted down. An article from that time noted that the “donations … Read More
The project was funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Publication of Demetrius Oliver: Canicular was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.ExhibitionCanicular was an innovative exhibition of newly commissioned works by … Read More