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A Model Workshop

Margaret Lowengrund and The Contemporaries

The first book to explore the legacy of a pathbreaking woman printmaker, gallerist, and critic.
A Model Workshop explores the understudied impact of Margaret Lowengrund (1902–57), a visionary figure within the mid-twentieth century printmaking community, and the vibrant New York workshop and gallery she founded, The Contemporaries. Bringing together original essays and archival documents, the book maps the activities, networks, and legacies of Lowengrund and The Contemporaries, placing them in the context of organized labor, feminism, entrepreneurship, international exchange, and modern prints. In doing so, A Model Workshop expands our understanding of 1950s printmaking by showing that Lowengrund and The Contemporaries were a vital nexus in the field.
This catalog accompanies a 2023 exhibition at Print Center New York.

120 pages | 70 color plates | 8 x 10

Art: American Art, Art--General Studies

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