Thursday, February 7, 2013

Printmaker Antonio Frasconi (1919 - 2013)

Legendary artist, Antonio Frasconi  died January 8th at the age of 93 at his home in Norwalk, Connecticut. Frasconi had a long and prestigious career as one of the America's greatest printmakers. Working primarily in wood, he illustrated over 100 books, album covers, Christmas cards, magazine illustrations and even a US postage stamp.

Click here to see images of Frasconi's work.

I found this short video and a great writeup on Frasconi's career at the  Letterology blog. Check it out, is a great tribute to a great printmaker: