Griffin Lithography Press

Griffin Lithography Press

I’m happy to report that the Griffin Litho Press is moving to Westport on the Washington coast.

I’m happy to see this beauty continue the legacy of stone printmaking.

An early 32” x 60” non-motorized Griffin, serial #0040. Original paint.
Includes false bed, scraper bars, tympan, covered shelf, and lower shelving/support for hydraulic lift for moving press in the studio.
A couple of nice stones, small, c. 16″ x 20″. One is a beautiful blue stone.
A leather hand roller; custom made by Craig Cornwall. It was barely broken in and has been wrapped for a number of years. It has rosewood handles.
Several ball-grained aluminum plates, c. 26×36” a good number photo- positive working aluminum plates and chemistry, unopened.

This press is located near Olympia, Washington and is fully functional and is a joy to use for stone and aluminum plate lithography, monotype, and relief printmaking.

It will be active in the print community and no doubt inspire others in practice of lithography.


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Fifty Years Ago – June 1967

Yes, it was fifty years ago, if not on this exact day, it was in this month during June 1967 that this picture was taken.

I had just made the lithograph shown in the photo, two states of its progress. It takes its title “Twentieth Century Fox with a Fantastic Plastic Four Speed Box” from a mash-up of music, pop, and car culture, and was the last print I made in California. It was hand drawn on stone, bleed printed with two transparent colors over black, on 15” x 11” Rives BFK in an edition of 20. Continue reading →

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Seattle Art Museum – Graphic Masters

Seattle Art Museum – Graphic Masters

There were several good, ambitious exhibitions in Seattle this summer, timed to coincide with the second annual Art Fair. To get a sense of what is going on in the Pacific Northwest and learn about those ambitious undertakings follow these links: Art Fair and Out of Sight v.2 at the King Street Station and Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art COCA – now relocated to their new space. UW’s Henry Gallery, presented Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures, a captivating exhibition featuring her sculpture, installation, and videos that were exciting to see in the Pacific NW.


Rembrandt, installation view Graphic Masters, Seattle Art Museum

Last June I referred to the now closed exhibition of Graphic Masters at Seattle Art Museum and other printmaking shows Continue reading →

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11, rue Foyatier

Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut at 11, rue Foyatier

In conjunction with the exhibitions of my previous post, Munch in Tacoma, and the Graphic Masters at the Seattle Art Museum, I thought it would be interesting to provide you links to some of my writings and earlier posts about printmaking, especially in Paris.

The image above was shot from the Funiculaire de Montmartre and shows the exterior of  Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut where Picasso made many of his important etchings.

Printmaking in Paris – Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut

Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris – Metro and Primary X²

Du Regard à la Vision



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