Print club (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Carl Zigrosser served the Print Club in many capacities: juror, advisor, benefactor, author, speaker, and officer. He was an active member from 1941 to 1971.

From the description of Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1928-1971, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122318174

Art club; Philadelphia, Pa.

Founded 1916 by a group of collectors interested in stimulating an interest in contemporary prints and art work.

From the description of Print Club scrapbooks, 1916-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122397065

Since its founding in 1915, the Print Club has achieved a national reputation and membership. Its purposes are to encourage the appreciation of prints and to provide audiences for the work of contemporary printmakers. The membership has always included both collectors and printmakers; many of the former from the Philadelphia area, the latter from across the United States and Canada. Since its incorporation in 1921 it has been governed by a Board of Governors, from which the officers are chosen, and has been administered by a full-time director. The Club is located at 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, a building it has occupied since 1919 and owned since 1927.

The Print Club's exhibition program includes annual juried shows, travelling exhibitions, and occasional retrospective exhibitions. In 1926 it mounted a Joseph Pennell retrospective. It showed the drawings of Brancusi, Modigliani, and Picasso in 1930, and a group of modern American printmakers in 1936. In the 1940s, the Club conducted master classes under Stanley William Hayter and others. It has published editions of prints by such artists as Frasconi, Kaplan, Paone, Spruance and others. In the 1960s, the Club began a program of printmaking demonstrations in the city's schools called "Prints in Progress." Until 1977, the Club sold on consignment the works of many of its artist members. And, since 1940, the Club has been contributing its purchase prize prints to the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

From the description of Archives, 1915-1985. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122541039

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-. Oral history interview with Berthe von Moschzisker, 1990 Nov. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-. Berthe von Moschzisker interview, 1990 Nov. 26. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1959-1965, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1928-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Maitin, Sam. Oral history interview with Sam Maitin, 1991July 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-. Oral history interview with Berthe Von Moschzisker, 1988 Aug. 29. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Milton, Peter, 1930-. Peter Milton papers, 1962-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-. Berthe Von Moschzisker interview, 1988 Aug. 29. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Spruance, Benton, 1904-1967. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1930-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Archives, 1915-1985. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Lamont, Austin. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1962-1969, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Print Club scrapbooks, 1916-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Maitin, Sam. Sam Maitin interview, 1991July 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-. Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Paone, Peter, 1936-. Peter Paone interview, 1991 Sept. 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1945-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Paone, Peter, 1936-. Oral history interview with Peter Paone, 1991 Sept. 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Crawford, Clotilde F. person
associatedWith Fransconi, Antonio. person
associatedWith Hauslohner, Robert A. person
associatedWith Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988. person
associatedWith Kaplan, Jerome, 1920-. person
associatedWith Lamont, Austin. person
associatedWith Maitin, Sam person
associatedWith Maitin, Sam. person
associatedWith Milton, Peter, 1930- person
associatedWith Modigliani, Amedeo, 1884-1920. person
associatedWith Paone, Peter, 1936-. person
associatedWith Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. person
associatedWith Prints in Progress. corporateBody
associatedWith Saltus, R. Sanford. person
associatedWith Spruance, Benton, 1904-1967. person
associatedWith Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915- person
associatedWith Zigrosser, Carl, 1891- person
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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
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Prints--20th century
Prints--20th century--History
Art--Exhibitions
Printmakers
Art--Societies, etc.--Archival resourcees
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Printmaker

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Active 1891

Active 1971

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