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2011.11.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Master Printer Harry Duncan is Focus of Criss Library Exhibit

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Criss Library will honor Harry Duncan, a former UNO instructor, and print master, with a special collection of his works, opening Monday, Nov. 14.

Duncan, who, most famously, was responsible for Robert Lowell’s first volume of poetry, also worked with well-known authors including Wallace Stevens, Tennessee Williams and William Carlos Williams.

The exhibit, titled “Harry Duncan: The Cummington Press and Abattoir Editions Exhibit,” runs from through Tuesday, Dec. 20 in the Criss Library’s Osborne Family Gallery on the UNO campus. It will feature work from Duncan’s time on campus (1972 – 1985), including photographs, wood engravings, press books and other items that had previously been held in the library’s Special Collections sections.

Duncan, who was referred to by Newsweek magazine as “the father of the post-World War II private-press movement” in a 1982 issue, retired from UNO in 1985, but continued to print until his death in 1997.

During his time at UNO, Duncan created the Abattoir Editions, UNO’s fine print press shop, which is currently run by Associate Professor of Art and Art History Bonnie O’Connell. The Abattoir Editions includes works from William Logan, Sir Walter Raleigh and Charles Martin. This is the first time Duncan’s work has been collected and displayed to the public at UNO.

A reception featuring Duncan’s family will be held at the Osborne Family Gallery Monday, Nov. 21 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this special event.

For more information on the exhibit, please contact the Criss Library at (402) 554.2640 or email Linda Riviera at lriviera@unomaha.edu

Harry Duncan

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