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Founder's Portfolio

A Limited Edition Collection
Artists and Images in the Portfolio:
Glen Alps Sun Valley Sun - collagraph
George Johanson Two Eves - etching
Pat Austin History of Perspective IV - etching
Liza Jones Sampler - intaglio
Don Bunse Michelle - etching
Laverne Krause Martin Luther King - aquatint
Lee Chesney Angels Danced at the Ritz - etching
Lyle Matoush Isitsoulornot - lithograph
Robert Eve rmon My Broken Heart - lithograph
James Mattingly Print 84 - color etching
Gordon Gilkey A Wink & a Dimpled Double Chin - woodcut
Jack McLarty Gordon and Vivian - woodcut
Jim Hibbard Three Leaves - linocut
Fran Noel Flying Fishy Rumors - lithograph
Jo Hockenhull The Shell Game - serigraph
John Rock Black Lace Dress - etching
Manuel Izquierdo Boy with Bird - woodcut
Available for a Contribution of $5000 to Print Arts Northwest.
The Founder's Portfolio is a collection of seventeen original hand pulled prints by the Founding Members and included Charter Members of the NWPC. Demonstrating a significant range of media and printmaking techniques, this historic document contains work of the region's most accomplished artist-printmakers. Among those included is perhaps the best known of the Founding Members, Dr. Gordon Gilkey.

As a young man in World War II, Gordon Gilkey was commissioned to recover and restore to their rightful owners the many works of art pilfered and hidden by the Third Reich. In honor of this work, he was promoted to the rank of Officer in the French Legion of Honor. First MFA graduate in printmaking at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Gilkey was also the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oregon State University. After a long and distinguished career at the OSU he moved to Portland, Oregon to teach printmaking at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), and to share his knowledge and passion for prints. Upon his retirement, Dr. Gilkey established the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for the Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum. Dr. Gilkey's influence in the world of art and printmaking cannot be overstated. He was an active member of the Board of Directors of the NWPC until his death in 2000.

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