Art: Iowa's Printmaker

If there is such a thing as a printmaking capital of the U.S., it could well be the Department of Graphic Arts at the State University of Iowa in Iowa City. It is, perhaps, this glowing success that makes Mauricio Lasansky, the department's head and the nation's most influential printmaker. seem personally to be the happiest of men. Yet the world he portrays in his prints is one convulsed with agony. Last week the Brooklyn Museum put on display a Lasansky retrospective that was almost Goyaesque in its sense of nightmare.

Hollow-eyed children wait...

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