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Impressionist Prints

The production of prints increased significantly after 1840 in wake of the Industrial Revolution, especially with the advent of the printing press. The well-established processes of etching, engraving, and the woodcut were joined by newer techniques such as lithography, which enabled an artist to produce a larger edition of prints from a single drawing executed on a limestone block. Many Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists were influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e printmaking and incorporated aspects of this genre’s compositional elements—such as cropped angles, strong diagonals, and bold color—into their work.

This grouping features works by some of the most predominant artists from this period, including Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Camille Pissarro.

Impressionist Prints

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