September 16, 2009
WACO, Texas - Master printmaker and distinguished Professor Rudy Pozzatti's work is featured in the first exhibition at the Martin Museum at Baylor University Sept.3 - Oct. 8.
Pozzatti's collection of prints features black and white lithographs on the labors of Hercules and mythical animals. The collection dates back to 1952 and includes the period in which he created the graduate student printmaking program at Indiana University.
The collection includes over two dozen etchings, lithographs and intaglio prints. There are references to the Watergate scandal, President Richard Nixon and the Vatican.
Pozzatti studied at the University of Colorado where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees. He moved to Nebraska in 1948 and began teaching painting and graphic arts at the University of Nebraska. He was elected into the National Academy of Design in 1981 and has received several awards, including two Fulbright Grants.
He was a finalist for Baylor University's Cherry Award for Great Teaching in 2007.
In 1991, he retired from Indiana University as Distinguished Professor Emeritus, an honorary title given to retired faculty members who have gained the rank of Professor.
Galleries throughout the United States, Italy and Germany have had solo exhibitions focusing on his work.
Pozzatti will give a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m. today, Sept. 16 in Martin Museum of Art. The talks are free and open to the public.
For more information contact (254) 710-6390. The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Avenue on the Baylor University campus.
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