From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
About this objectDiptych consisting of a newborn’s head between legs suggesting childbirth and hands printed orange next to a red shape.
Portfolio TitleA Family Album of Silkscreen Prints
Medium and MaterialsSilkscreen.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] “lastborn” / 18 imp. / Joan Lyons 1969verso: [pencil] OVERSIZE / FLAT FILE / 71:451:6
Measurements46.6 cm x 27.5 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 Keywords1960s
Subject and Association KeywordsSilkscreen
Subject and Association KeywordsLegs
Subject and Association KeywordsNewborn
Subject and Association KeywordsChildbirth
Subject and Association KeywordsOrange
Subject and Association KeywordsRed
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
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