ColorPrint USA

More than forty years ago, in 1969, American printmaker Lynwood Kreneck started ColorPrint USA to bring artwork to Lubbock, Texas in the hopes of inspiring the local art community and students in the newly created art department at Texas Tech University. What was created is one of the more interesting surveys of American printmaking of the last half of the 20th century. The spirit that drove the ColorPrint USA exhibitions was openness to process, to subject, and to reinvention of what printmaking and prints can be. To those artists who were changing art after WWII this kind of embrace would have been a great inspiration to continue pushing at boundaries. Over 700 artists participated in ColorPrint USA exhibitions over its four decades. Approximately half of these artists are represented in the museum’s ColorPrint collection, a collection that served as a catalyst for the AP/RC. This section of the blog will be used to showcase some of the works in that archive.

5 Responses to ColorPrint USA

  1. Please let me know about the next Color Print USA. I would like to enter.
    Thanks for all you do.
    Cathie Crawford
    512 E High Point Rd.
    Peoria, IL 61614

    • aprcadmin says:

      I do not think that there will be another ColorPrint USA exhibition. Lynwood Kreneck, the originator of this series, organized the shows from 1969 to 2005. He has no current plans for reviving the show since he retired…but who knows…he might.

  2. Pingback: Print Closeup: Thomas Stubbs | AP/RC > Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection > Museum of Texas Tech University > Art Division > AP/RC

  3. Robert Hudnall says:

    It’s sad to think there will be no more Color Print USA shows. I’m proud to say I exhibited in the first show. Lynwood is one of my heroes, not just for his artistic vision, which is massive, but also because he and Elinore are wonderful humans that have brought beauty and laughter to the world.
    Hopefully, someone will take up the torch and carry on with Lynwood’s vision.

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