From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
About this objectFlower like hexagonal design with an orange, red, yellow, and green interior with black and yellow biomorphic shapes branching out from each corner repeated nine times. The design is similar to Lyons’ lithograph “Fire” from a series of lithographs of the four elements.
Medium and MaterialsOffset lithograph.
Inscription and Marksrecto: [pencil] the four elements “FIRE”recto: [pencil] 2/6recto: [pencil] Joan Lyons 1976verso: [pencil] Lyons, Joanverso: [pencil] 87:090:5recto of mat: [pencil] 87:090:5
Measurements44.2 cm x 39.1 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 KeywordsGreen
Subject and Association KeywordsYellow
Subject and Association KeywordsPattern and Decoration
Subject and Association KeywordsFlowers
Subject and Association KeywordsFire
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeOffset Lithograph
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved