From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleUntitled [Nathan Lyons and seashell]
About this objectNathan Lyons holding a seashell. Lyons’s body is pieced together from different sources as the lighting and angle of his arms and shoulders are discordant. The seashell is an illustration rather than an actual shell. A second image of Lyons’ face and a hand can be seen on the edges of the image.
Medium and MaterialsOffset lithograph from Haloid Xerox image.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] 7/11recto: [pencil] Joan Lyons 1974verso: [pencil] OVERSIZE FLAT FILEverso: [pencil] L991 75:006:3recto of mat: [pencil] 75:006:3
Measurements55.2 cm x 38.5 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 Keywords1970s
Subject and Association KeywordsLithograph
Subject and Association KeywordsNathan Lyons
Subject and Association KeywordsPhotocollage
Subject and Association KeywordsHand
Subject and Association KeywordsShells
Subject and Association KeywordsPerspective
Subject and Association KeywordsFace
Subject and Association Keywordstexture
Subject and Association KeywordsXerography
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeOffset Lithograph
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved