RAY E. GEORGE



Born 1933 in Cedar Falls, Iowa; died in Normal, Illinois in 2005
After attending the University of Northern Iowa (M.F.A.1962), George taught at the University of Nebraska Lincoln before joining the faculty of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois where he was a Professor Emeritus of Drawing and Printmaking. "Drawing with Graphite on Stone--A Conversation with Ray George," a January 1977 article in the Tamarind Technical Papers describes recent developments in his work following a 1976 residency at the lithography center. George developed an approach mixing lithography, intaglio, and chine collé to create textural variety to each impression's surface qualities. Like the UNO edition, these prints were abstractions remarkable for the tension between open spaces and closed forms, distinct and less defined lines and angles, and gradual color shifts. Students Mark Niemeyer, Beth Davis, and Stuart Dayton under the supervision of George and master printer Richard Finch printed the UNO edition during his residency, November 12-16, 1979.



Box Number 9
1979; lithograph, intaglio and chine collé on Copperplate Deluxe; Image: 12 1/4 x 18 1/8 (30.48 x 45.72), sheet:18 x 24 (45.72 x 60.96); edition of 15