John A Knudsen (1938 – 2014)

John A Knudsen, self portrait, artline
John A Knudsen
Self Portrait, 1995
etching, ed. 35, 15 1/2 x 7 5/8"

I consider myself a painter first but have always had a special affection for print making. It all started in my mid teens with a piece of linoleum. As I progressed in my career I found the aforementioned media complimented my painting beautifully. I also observed that those painter-printmakers I respected most were painters such as Lautrec, Picasso, Munch and Gauguin who brought a great deal of innovation and experimentation to the process. It has been my privilege to have studied with two of the great printmakers of the 20th century, Maurico Lasansky and Stanley William Hayter. JK
John A Knudsen, picture, artline
John A Knudsen

about the artist

John earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Iowa. He was a Professor of Art at the William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois for 30 years. He was also a member of the Chicago Rug Society. John was a purveyor of art and was the owner of the John A. Knudsen Workshop and Gallery in Union Pier. John and his wife loved to travel and enjoyed collecting rugs and antiques to add to their personal collection.
Here is an example of one of his images

John A Knudsen, North Woods, artline
John A Knudsen
North Woods, 1973
color woodcut

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