Claire van vliet is a renowned book artist who founded the janus press in 1955 and has produced groundbreaking innovations in the book arts field for more than six decades. Past exhibitions brooks museum memphis brooks museum of art. Main page contents featured content current events random article. Claire van vliet born 1933 in ottawa, ontario is an artist, illustrator, and typographer who founded janus press in san diego, california in 1955. That same year, van vliet s first artist book of wood engravings, the oxford odyssey, was published. Contact wikipedia developers statistics cookie statement mobile view.
Earth the sixth mass extinction van vliet, claire on. Thoughts on bookmaking by claire van vliet of the janus press. All askart v artists askart art prices, artist art. Colette fu contemporary 1980present, artists books, domestic life, people init ashima, stone mountain, from the series we are tiger dragon people, 200814. Artist claire van vliet s northeast kingdom skies started small. Claire van vliet is one of the most admired and in. Claire van vliet born 1933 in ottawa, ontario is an artist, illustrator, and typographer who. In addition to the more than 90 artist s books that van vliet has published, she has also created hundreds of drawings, prints, pulp paintings, and. Claire van vliet is one of the most admired and influential book artists in the. In fact, another catalogue suggests that the wooden frame on which the paper is. Contemporary female book artists washington university.
We share a passion for creating books as a form of artistic expression. Claire van vliet is a printmaker and book artist who has been honored with a john d. Booking agent books seven days vermonts independent. While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death. Join facebook to connect with claire van vliet and others you may know. The artist and her family at a fourth of july picnic, ca. Paper has become an increasingly important component for the. Redrawn and merging, the pictorial facts depict a disrupted nature.
This unbound book of seventeen lithographs and one woodcut on display. Vermont artist and bookmaker claire van vliet is grateful for his efforts. In her studio half an hour north of lyndonville, van vliet has continued to make artist books in. An anthology, 1975, claire van vliet american, born canada, b. The nice thing about bookmaking is that you can put all kinds of art inside. Claire van vliet, the most experienced of the artists we are featuring today, published her first artist book in 1955. For decades she has made significant contributions to and innovations in the fields of fine printing, papermaking, bookbinding and printmaking. Van vliet started janus press, presently located in newark, vermont. Claire van vliet is widely recognized as a master printmaker and has won numerous awards including election to the national academy, two honorary doctorates of f. Woven and interlocking book structures by claire van vliet. During its performance run in memphis this fun and provocative installation. The press embodies the ageold tradition of book making, yet it also experiments with innovative book formats.
In 1989 van vliet was honored with a macarthur fellowship, the first ever awarded to a book artist. Claire van vliet is one of americas preeminent artists of the book, having created some of the 20thcenturys most important fine editions. Our collection national museum of women in the arts. Trio is a set of three poetry books published by janus press the imprint of claire van vliet. In addition to the more than 90 artists books that van vliet has published, she has also. Follow claire van vliet and explore their bibliography from s claire van vliet author page. Follow the artist to be notified of upcoming works. Claire van vliet is a graphic artist, a printmaker, a bookmaker, a papermaker, and the founder of the janus press in 1955. Bookmaker claire van vliet artist profile seven days. Fergus falling galway kinnell, claire van vliet on. Their work was featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the racine art museum and the bates college, museum of art. Macarthur foundation prize fellowship and an ingram merrill foundation award. Van vliets work satellite 1972 was published by the museum of modern art. Van vliet received the bachelor of arts in 1952 from san diego state college, and the master of fine arts from claremont graduate school in 1954.1447 1439 160 118 335 1436 1270 1327 257 1116 1417 1422 1477 87 1428 111 1417 42 776 805 767 715 1073 546 551 468 1047 231 1286 1375 299 361 407 1152 1087 638 193 1437