Anna Hogan Celebration: A Life Engraved in Art

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Anna Hogan: "El Amigo de los Niños"

An ‘Anna Hogan Celebration: A Life Engraved in Art’ — showcased her beautiful woodcuts and wood engravings. We included early, published, and rarely seen work, plus engravings selected for the Wood Engravers’ Network Second and Third Triennial Exhibits. Prints and cards of many of Anna’s images were available for purchase and may be found in our gift shop. The Museum of Printing has an extensive collection and permanent exhibit of the wood engravings of Anna Hogan (1921–2017).

Anna Hogan: "Night Light"

We displayed wood engravings of her prints Night Light and El Amigo de los Niños, selected for the Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition 2014–2016 (images from the exhibit catalog shown here). The Exhibition was juried by Smithsonian curator Joan Boudreau, who commented, “Anna Hogan’s wood engraving offerings use different line styles, composition, and subject matter. Her El Amigo de los Niños is a coarse-lined engraving reminiscent of a wood cut. Its subject matter shows a quiet street scene with a path through the neighborhood of [a Central or South American town]; a gem. Hogan’s Night Light has been prepared with fine lines to impress us with the ephemeral quality of the scene. The trees have prepared their own campfire and are consulting amongst themselves with their own stunning magic.”

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