From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
About this objectSelf-portrait of Joan Lyons standing in the foreground, her right arm reaching towards the camera. Behind her is a large curtain embroidered with a flowering branch. The image is bathed in a red with washes out some detail such as Lyons’ eyes and the texture of her hair.
Medium and MaterialsOffset lithograph.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] 25 copiesrecto: [pencil] Joan Lyons 1980verso: [pencil] OVERSIZE / FLAT FILE / 81:004:11
Measurements54.2 cm x 42.3 cm
Subject and Association DescriptionJoan Lyons (b. 1937) is an American artist whose work encompasses a broad range of media including archaic photographic processes, pinhole photography, offset lithography, Xerography, screen-printing, and photo-quilt making. Born in New York, Lyons studied at Alfred State University where she graduated in 1957 with a degree in ceramic art. The following year she married her fellow Alfred graduate, photographer Nathan Lyons. With her work in the 1960s, Lyons was one of the first artists to use xerography as an artistic practice. She was the founder of the Visual Studies Workshop Press in 1971.
Subject and Association KeywordsJoan Lyons
Subject and Association Keywords1980s
Subject and Association KeywordsSelf-Portrait
Subject and Association KeywordsPortraits of Artists
Subject and Association KeywordsFace
Subject and Association KeywordsLithograph
Subject and Association KeywordsRed
Subject and Association KeywordsFlowers
Subject and Association Keywordsembroidery
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeOffset Lithograph
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved