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Works of American printmaker Rudy Pozzatti on display at OWU's Ross Art Museum


February 18, 2005

[ PRISMATIC V  /  mixed media  /  30 x 22 ] Delaware, Ohio -- Selected works from master printmaker Rudy Pozzatti will be on display in Ohio Wesleyan's Ross Art Museum from now through April 3.
 
The exhibition represents the last 30 years of Pozzatti's work. "The show really gives one a sense of continuity," says Jim Krehbiel, professor fine arts at Ohio Wesleyan and one of Pozzatti's former students.
 
Pozzatti uses a variety of printmaking techniques including etching, engraving, relief, collage, woodcut, lithography, etc. in his works. The works are elaborate and colorful and clearly express the full maturation of a master printer. "Thematically, the works examine and express Pozzatti's interests in social issues, ancient civilizations, and the landscape," says Krehbiel.
 
Rudy Pozzatti grew up in Silverton, Colorado, during the Depression. He served in WWII and received his bachelor and master of fine arts degrees from the University of Colorado. Pozzatti began his career at the University of Nebraska. He joined the fine arts department of Indiana University in 1956 and built the IU printmaking program into one of the finest in the U.S. Now Distinguished Professor emeritus of fine arts at IU, Pozzatti has also spent much of his career living and teaching in Italy.
 
Pozzatti's works have shown widely throughout the world. His art is part of the permanent collections of over 100 museums, including the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Cleveland Museum. Pozzatti is the recipient of numerous awards including, among many others, a Fulbright Grant, Guggenheim Fellowship, Ford Grant, and several Cultural Exchange Grants with the U.S. State Department.