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David P. Becker Research Files, 1983-2007, n.d.

Research Files on Printmaking in Maine, 2002-2007, n.d.
1.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M313.1

Series Description:
This series contains correspondence, information about artists, print copies of images, and articles collected by Becker for The Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005. Also included are drafts of portions of the book, drafts of talks given by Becker, exhibition information, and reviews related to the state-wide celebration of printmaking in Maine.

Arrangement: Arrangement and folder headings established by David Becker.

General Note: The Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005 documents the history of Maine prints and the contributions Maine printmaking has made to American art. Published in 2006, it launched "Celebrating 200 Years of Printmaking in Maine," a series of exhibitions, education programs, and symposia about all aspects of Maine printmaking. Organized by the Maine Print Project, a statewide collaboration of twenty-five art museums and non-profit arts institutions, the events marking 200 years of printmaking in Maine took place from August 2006 through February 2007.

Restrictions: None.


Subject Files, 1983-2007, n.d.
1.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M313.2

Series Description:
Course material for a 2001 History of Printmaking class taught by David Becker at Bowdoin College, as well as information about his 1994 gift to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and material for catalogue entries prepared by Becker for the Baltimore Museum of Art catalogue and for New York's Frick Collection catalogue. Also includes correspondence, notes, printed background material, and drafts for lectures, gallery talks, exhibitions, statements, and articles by Becker.

Arrangement: Arrangement and folder headings established by David Becker.

Restrictions: Some materials restricted; restrictions noted in container list.


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