Original Kate Krasin Signed Pecos Pool Print
Signed 'Pecos Pool' print.
Numbered edition: 20/30
signed - Kate Krasin (Lower right corner)
Kate Krasin (American, 1943–2010) was a master of the silkscreen print. Her highly refined work proved that silkscreen, or serigraphy, was not just a medium for photo-transfer T-shirts or simple graphic designs in flat colors. For a single print she might use as many as forty successive screens, all cut by hand, to create a detailed, textured work of art.
Krasin studied the work of Japanese woodblock print artists and fellow Santa Fe woodcut artist Gustave Baumann. She, however, preferred the “dance” of silkscreen: the process of drawing the sketches, cutting the stencils, formulating the colors, printing by hand. She diluted inks and layered colors to create transparent, ethereal beauty.
Drawn to the southwestern landscape as subject again and again, she felt an affinity for her native New Mexico. Her work is represented in the New Mexico Museum of Art, the New Mexico Capitol Art Collection, and many private collections.