Important Modern and Contemporary Prints at Leslie Sacks Fine Art

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CHICAGO, IL.- Modern and contemporary prints are an extension of a long and illustrious lineage that goes back to the Renaissance engravings of Albrecht Dürer, and the 17th century prints of Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck and Claude Lorraine. The diffusion of printmaking throughout Europe in the 18th century drew in the Italians, Tiepolo, Piranesi and Canaletto, the mystical Englishman, William Blake and the Spanish master, Goya. The posthumous 1863 publication of Goya’s powerful suite of prints, “Disasters of War”, was of major import, coincident with and an influence upon the emergent Parisian avant-garde who would come to be known as the impressionists. During the impressionist period, the woodblock prints of Hokusai and