Ode to George Stillman by Byron McClintock

Ode to George Stillman by Byron McClintock

Ode to George Stillman

Byron McClintock

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Title

Ode to George Stillman

 
Artist

Byron McClintock

  1930 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2003  
Technique
mezzotint, roulette and drypoint printed in colors 
Image Size
9 15/16 x 11 1/4" platemark 
Signature
Bryon in pencil in lower right 
Edition Size
4 of 12  
Annotations
dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
Rives BFK heavyweight 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
BYMC150 
Price
$850.00 
Description

Photographer, printmaker, and painter George Stillman was a contemporary of Byron McClintock, and was a key figure in the San Francisco Abstract Expressionism scene at its height in the 1940s and ‘50s. He was a part of the “Sausalito Six,” helping to make the Bay Area a beacon of leading-edge visual creativity in a tumultuous, pivotal time. McClintock tended bar at the famous bar Vesuvio’s Cafe in North Beach during World War II, and was privy to the happenings of the local poets, musicians, and artists as the neighborhood evolved from a quiet Italian enclave to the pulse of the modern West Coast age.

In the color mezzotint, “Ode to George Stillman,” we see McClintock’s work from his second age of creativity, after he had been rediscovered by New York collector Charles Dean in the early 1990s, and encouraged to revisit printmaking. His chosen palette and the movement he portrays within the non-representational hold the assured qualities of someone who has long been familiar with the medium, its possibilities, and its power; in it, there is not just an homage to a long lost friend, but to an era.

 
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