Helmut Becker – 2019 UPwithARTist

Value: $1,200

Artist Bio:

Helmut Becker was born in Canada. Educated at U. of Sask., B.A. 1954, U. of Wisconsin, M.S., Art Ed., 1955 and travel in Europe. He is Professor Emeritus at the Western University. In the narrative of the twentieth century, Helmut Becker has served as an important printmaker within Canadian art and art internationally. A substantial goal of Helmut’s career is the research and development of technologies that utilize fibre flax and industrial hemp in papermaking thus reducing the cultivation of trees.

Artist Statement:

The series of lithographs was created while as a visiting artist at St Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 1978.  “During his visit to Regina in 1963, internationally acclaimed art critic Clement Greenberg saw Becker’s woodcut blocks and suggested that they never be marred or destroyed – as is common practice when a print edition is complete – but instead saved for a future exhibition.” Danielle Hoevenaars, Associate Director at Westland Gallery in London, Ontario.

Title:
Tumbling Squares

Medium:
4 Colour plate lithograph printed on a handmade bleached linen paper

Image Size:
24 x 18.5 in

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UNITY PROJECT

717 Dundas Street
London, ON
N5W 2Z5

www.unityproject.ca
t: 519.433.8700 ext. 201

MUSEUM LONDON

421 Ridout Street North
London, ON
N6A 5H4

www.museumlondon.ca
t: 519.661.0333