Representing the first comprehensive overview of Jerry Bywaters’s prints and printmaking career, Ellen Buie Niewyk’s study will serve as an introduction to the artist’s work with lithographic and block prints. Art historians and collectors interested in Texas art will find it an invaluable reference tool.
Thirty-four black-and-white lithographs and five full-color block prints are reproduced, in addition to Bywaters’s book illustrations, many of his ephemeral works, and photographs of the artist and his subjects.
What Readers Are Saying:
“Ellen Buie Niewyk’s work brings to light new information and valuable primary resource material about Jerry Bywaters as a printmaker and illustrator, as well as his role as a promoter of printmaking in Texas. Niewyk decodes the scrawled notebook Bywaters kept for years about his printmaking oeuvre from 1935 to 1948. As interest in Texas art continues to grow among art collectors, this book will serve as a necessary reference text.” --Francine Carraro, author of Jerry Bywaters: A Life in Art
“The publication of Jerry Bywaters, Lone Star Printmaker marks an important moment in the history of Texas art. It is the first true catalogue raisonne? of a Texas printmaker and serves as a benchmark for all others to follow. Niewyk has chronicled the life of Dallas’s most enthusiastic proponent of the Texas Regionalist movement and his role in the creation of the Lone Star Printmakers. This book is an important research tool for anyone interested in the development of Texas art in the 1930s and 40s.” --Kevin Vogel, director, Valley House Gallery
“An eye-opening look at the early Dallas art scene and the prominent role Jerry Bywaters played within it.” --David Dike, director, David Dike Fine Art
“Today, Jerry Bywaters is seen as one of the finest of the regional printmakers, and his lithographs are highly sought after. He played a pivotal role in popularizing regional art, in training artists at Southern Methodist University, and in exhibiting the work of regional artists at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.” --Ron Tyler