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Stanley William Hayter and the Atelier 17
Ann Shafer, independent curator
(Reception 1 – 1:30 pm)
British artist Stanley William Hayter (1901–1988) founded a seminal printmaking workshop in Paris in 1927 called Atelier 17. The studio focused on experimental intaglio printmaking and drew to it many of Paris’s most avant-garde artists: Alexander Calder, Joan Miro, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, Nina Negri, David Smith, and Yves Tanguy, and others. Like so many, Hayter decamped Paris as the Germans invaded in the fall of 1939 and re-formed the workshop in New York City during WWII.
In the New York iteration, the workshop became a meeting place of European emigres and New York School artists like Robert Motherwell, Dorothy Dehner, Louise Nevelson, Gabor Peterdi, and Mauricio Lasansky. At the Atelier, European and American artists worked side-by-side, helping each other discover new ways of making and debating concepts. And while Hayter was the leader, he maintained his own artistic practice throughout. We’ll look at the workshop itself and how it functioned and meet some of the artists who worked there, and then we’ll look at Hayter’s development as a thoughtful and experimental artist.
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