Pale Leaves 1949 by Clinton Adams
One of the pioneers of modern lithography in the United States, along with June Wayne he founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles catapulting the medium of lithography into the hands of a numerous artists and developing fine art printers that had an impact on modern printmaking lasting decades. A precocious artist and a vibrant academic, his cerebral prints are a magnificent testament to his profound creative thinking, relentless persistence as an artist and a genuine understanding and love of the medium.
Inspired by the prints of Jean Charlot, Pale Leaves is Adams' first exploration in color lithography with the famous printer Lynton Kistler in Los Angeles and as such an extremely rare and important historical works in his printmaking career. It was included in the first color international print exhibition in Cincinnati and his first solo exhibition at UCLA in 1950.
Technical Details: Six Color intaglio. Sheet Size 14 x 12.5 inches. Edition number 19 of 20, 1978. Provenance - Collection of Peter Morse (personal friend of Clinton Adams and Jean Charlot). Gifted personally by Adams to Morse in 1978 (pencilled inscription lower left_