Engraving and softground etching
John L. Severance Fund 1994.82
By the time Becker created Jam Session II, he had left Atelier 17 in New York for a teaching position at Washington University, Saint Louis. There he established a printmaking department that would promote Atelier 17’s spirit of innovation to a new generation of artists. This impression of Jam Session II, one of the artist’s boldest black-and-white abstractions, is dedicated to Peggy and Fred Hartt, the latter a curator and fellow professor who helped form an especially strong collection of 20th-century modernism for what is now the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University.
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