From 17 Jan 2017 to 24 Feb 2017
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica

amateurs of estampes

Premio Leonardo Sciascia

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Keisei Kobayashi, Maurice Pasternak, Evan Summer

17 January to 24 February 2017
Opening: Tuesday, January 17, 17:30

The Leonardo Sciascia Prize amateurs of estampes
The passion of Leonardo Sciascia for carvings is celebrated since 1998 with the important initiative of an award by invitation, he awarded every two years to the work of an engraver, selected by a jury of six artists, all highly appreciated by Sciascia. Each edition of the award is associated with a limited-edition catalog published by "the Sunflower" (Valverde, Catania) Angelo Scandurra. The award is promoted together with the Civic Art Collection "Achille Bertarelli" in Milan and a network of the most credible institutions such as the Paper and Watermark Museum of Fabriano, the Foundation "the Bison" of Florence, the International School of Graphics Venice, the Whitaker Foundation Giuseppe Palermo and Federica Galli Foundation of Milan. A prize awarded, all the works come to donation, in the heritage of the Civic Collection Bertarelli. For this initiative, the City of Milan awarded the Sciascia Friends in 2010 (and again in 2014) the recognition of Benefactor of the city. In eight editions they were collected and donated to the city nearly three hundred sheets of artists from over fifteen countries.

Keisei Kobayashi
Japanese woodcut, Keisei Kobayashi is Professor Emeritus at the Tama Art University. He has exhibited in solo exhibitions and biennials around the world, receiving numerous awards and accolades. His works are part of collections such as the British Museum; Royal Academy of Arts (UK); Washington State University (USA); The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Osaka Contemporary Art Center (Japan), and many others.


Maurice Pasternak
He lives and works in Brussels. Since 1975 he has exhibited in solo exhibitions in Belgium, Great Britain, USA, France, Japan, Luxembourg, China. Since 1967 he has taken part in biennial and triennial in Italy, Germany, France, Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Poland, the USA, Egypt, China, India, Ireland and Taiwan. His works have been acquired by important collections, such as the Cabinet of Brussels and Liege Prints, The National Bank of Belgium, the Museum of Krakow, the Museum of Modern Art in Taipei and the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum and the collection of the University of Alberta, in Canada and the Museum of Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine.


Evan Summer
Evan Summer is an American artist specializing in engraving on copper and Collagraph. He is currently a professor of art at Kutztown University, USA, where he teaches Graphic Art since 1984. Much of his work is timeless landscapes, often depicting architectural and geometric shapes. It uses actual views as a reference, adding his own elements from his memories and fantasies. The concepts of loneliness, isolation and fear are emphasized by the lack of human elements. He has participated in the biennials and prizes worldwide. His work has been exhibited in more than two hundred group exhibitions and invitational in Krakow, Taipei, Beijing, Tokyo, Guanlan (China), Fredrikstad (Norway), Russia, Italy, Bulgaria and in many places in the US.
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