Brecht (art print)

Request archival file or update item information
Title Brecht (art print)
Creator Frasconi, Antonio, 1919-
Room Number 2500
Description At the top of this print is the first stanza of Brecht's poem, "Of Poor Old B.B. "I, Bertolt Brecht, come from the black forests. My mother carried me into the cities As I lay in her body. And the cold of the forests Will be in me till I die." The rest of the print is a drawing of Brecht's head/face. Renowned artist, designer and educator Antonio Frasconi was born in Argentina and moved to the United States in 1945. Became a printmaker known for his woodcuts.
About the Artist "Born on April 28, 1919, in Montevideo, Uruguay to parents who had emigrated from Italy during World War I, Antonio Frasconi grew up in Montevideo. By age twelve he was apprenticing at a local printmakers, and soon thereafter began publishing his cartoons in satirical newspapers. In the 1940s Frasconi began experimenting with woodcuts in the 1940s, and in 1945 he received a scholarship from the Art Students' League, and moved to New York to begin his formal education. By the 1950s he had become widely recognized as a leading graphic artist, especially in woodblock printing. He married artist Leona Pierce in 1951 and in 1955 published See and Say, A Picture Book in Four Languages, for their son. Over the course of the next fifty years he would illustrate and design over 100 books including the poems of Langston Hughes: Let America be America Again and Pablo Neruda's Bestiary/Bestiario, the images of America's Vietnam, and A Whitman Portrait. The dictatorship in Uruguay was long and hard, finally coming to an end in 1985, four years after the artist began work on his magnum opus, Los Desaparecidos, or The Disappeared, a series of woodcuts and monotypes. Dark, graphically strong, and echoing the book format, Frasconi's art successfully portrays the horrors of torture, incarceration, and killing while specifically preserving the memory of real people." from Annex website
Subject Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956--In Art; Public art--Utah; Art museums--Utah; University of Utah. Libraries--Art
Date 1945; 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1970; 1971; 1972; 1973; 1974; 1975; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1992; 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010
Format application/pdf
Medium Print from woodcut
Height Framed 34.00 inches
Width, Framed 26.50 inches
Height Unframed 27.00 inches
Width Unframed 20.00 inches
Depth (3D Objects) n/a
Signature Location Bottom Right Corner
Library Number 105
Digitization Specifications JPEG2000 image for display, Archival tiff generated by Photoshop. Original image captured by Photoshop. Original image captured with Nikon D300s at 12.3 megapixels
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Type Image/StillImage
Identifier index.cpd
ARK ark:/87278/s6p26zxc
Setname uum_mlpac
Date Created 2015-11-24
Date Modified 2015-11-24
ID 235112
Reference URL
Back to Search Results