W. WAYNE KIMBALL, JR.
Born 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Following the completion of his education at Southern Utah State University (B.A., 1968) and the University of Arizona (M.F.A., 1970), Kimball received two fellowships to study at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was teaching at Arizona State University at the time of his UNO residency (September 29-October 3, 1980). While on campus, he worked with students James Hejl and William Zuelke and Professor Gary Day on an edition related to the Roman Emperor print series then on view at the UNO Art Gallery. Kimball's artist statement explained that his preference for "high finish" and "small, intimate formats over larger ones" was a conscious rejection of the Abstract Expressionist and Pop artworks he had studied in graduate school and also stemmed from "a boyhood of viewing art in reproduced form in books and magazines rather than in actuality on gallery and museum walls."
Broken Roman Emperor
1980; color lithograph on German Etching White; image: 6 1/8 x 4 5/8 (15.24 x 10.16), sheet: 15 x 11 (38.1 x 27.94); edition of 42)