Date(s) - 09/25/2013 - 10/24/2013
A public exhibition of Distinguished Alumnus Garo Antreasian’s (‘48 and honorary doctorate from Indiana University in ‘72) paintings and lithographs will open in the Marsh Gallery of Eskenazi Hall on September 25 and run through October 24. There is a public reception in honor of his visit on Oct. 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8: 00 p.m. outside the gallery.
Antreasian, an Indianapolis native who attended Herron as a scholarship student, was hired by the school on the day of his graduation in 1948 to teach still life painting and composition. He convinced the dean to add printmaking to the curriculum and became its first instructor.
He was a founding member of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, opened in Los Angeles in 1960, where he served as technical director. He co-authored The Tamarind Book of Lithography: Art and Techniques. Originally published in 1971, the work has been continuously updated and is still considered the seminal text on the subject.
The Tamarind Institute, now at the University of New Mexico where Antreasian was a faculty member, is also viewed by many as the most important school dedicated to lithography in the world.