Born 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Trained at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (B.A.) and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York (M.F.A), Linda Plotkin was well-represented in solo shows and group invitational exhibitions including 30 Years of American Printmaking at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1976 and Eleven in Seventy Seven: an Invitational Exhibition of Eleven American Printmakers, a 1977 exhibition at Northern Illinois University also featuring prints by UNO artists in residence Jim Butler, Lynwood Kreneck, Robert Nelson, Rudy Pozzatti, and William Walmsley. The two editions printed on copper plates by the artist, with assistance provided by students Vicky Charron, Beth Davis, and Barbara MacPherson are representative of the still life subjects she had recently begun to explore. Recurring objects in these breakfast table arrangements are bowls and milk cartoons illuminated by raking light and reduced to "light-catching, shadow casting forms." Plotkin's still life prints, exhibited in the UNO Art Gallery in March, 1979 were popular with students and visitors alike and sold well. "I hope you will do well with the two etchings—I've already sold those few I've consigned—they are beautifully printed and I appreciate the fine work of your students," she wrote to Tom Majeski in a thank you letter.
1979; intaglio, color etching and dry point on Arches;image: 11 3/4 x 10 (29.845 x 25.4), sheet: 20 x 15 (45.72 x 38.1); edition of 30
1979; etching and dry point on Arches; image: 11 3/4 x 10 (29.845 x 25.4), sheet: 20 x 15 (45.72 x 38.1); edition of 25