LENWOOD KRENECK



Born 1936 in Kenedy, Texas
A Professor Emeritus of Printmaking at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Lenwood Kreneck studied lithography and etching at the University of Texas, Austin (M.F.A., 1965 and B.F.A., 1958). He has devoted his career, however, to the silkscreen process. While on campus (September 28-October 2, 1981), he lectured on his development of non-toxic water-based inks as well as taught students how to build the wood frames needed to screen print. Students James Hejl and JoAnn Morrison helped with the printing of a work from "Earth's Mysteries Solved", a series revealing the influences of Pop art, advertising art, comic books, and very colorful cardboard toys. In this series, Kreneck portrayed the artist as an "archeologist" or sleuth intent on discovering the truth behind the building of the pyramids and Stonehenge, as well as curiosities like the Bermuda Triangle, the Lock Ness monster, and flying saucers. Each print contains a faux "newspaper release in which the international scientific community expresses its gratitude to this artist for penetrating the veil of mystery surrounding the puzzle that has been solved."




Earth's Mysteries Solved / The Sphinx: Ice floe containing the Sphinx being melted by the heat of the Ancient Sun
1981; color serigraph, lithograph, screen and air stencil on Arches 88;image: 23 7/8 x 18 3/8 (58.42 x 45.72),sheet: 28 1/4 x 22 1/4 (71.12 x 55.88); edition of 44