From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
About this objectA circle with an anatomical image of a head and a circle with black dashes suggesting a sea shell. The circles are on a black field with sand colored details, perhaps an illegible image of objects.
Medium and MaterialsSilkscreen.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] capricorn / 20 imp. / Joan Lyons 1968
verso: [pencil] VSW ARCHIVES
verso: [pencil] OVERSIZE FLAT FILE
verso: [pencil] 2000:066:03
recto of mat: [pencil] LYONS VSW ARCHIVE OVERSIZE FLAT FILE 2000:066:03
Measurements19.9 cm x 24.8 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 Keywordsanatomy
Subject and Association KeywordsPink
Subject and Association KeywordsZodiac
Subject and Association KeywordsCapricorn
Subject and Association KeywordsHead
Subject and Association KeywordsShells
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
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