Prints and Photographs

The Museum’s collection of prints is rich in the work of three great painter-printmakers: Rembrandt, Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso, each of whom is celebrated for his pioneering experiments in graphic art. Goya is reflected in great depth, including multiple editions of the artist’s suites Los Caprichos, 1799, La Tauromaquia, 1816, and Los Proverbios, 1864. Every phase of Picasso’s career as a printmaker is represented, including his illustrated books, “bon à tirer” lithographs and a fine selection of linocuts. Later 20th-century works on paper include a large group of prints from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop from 1960 to 1970, a fine selection of artists’ books, and various suites by such artists as Edward Ruscha and Ed Moses.

The photography collection boasts stellar works by Modernist photographers, including Edward Weston, Frederick Sommer, Minor White and Manuel Alvarez Bravo. It is also home to the work of major American photographers who began their careers in the 1960s and 1970s, including Judy Dater, Lewis Baltz and Anthony Hernandez. Contemporary works are particularly strong with examples of the experimental photography of Robert Heinecken, Robbert Flick, Edmund Teske and Todd Walker, all of whom embraced mixed media, multiple exposure and solarization.

Please note that, due to their delicate nature, photographs and prints are not on permanent display but are frequently featured in exhibitions.