Lasting Impressions—Pedro de Lemos
April 30 – September 28, 2015
MMA La Mirada
The Monterey Museum of Art presents Lasting Impressions—Pedro de Lemos, the first exhibition that celebrates one of the region’s most important artists who championed diverse styles, methods, and materials during the American Arts and Crafts Movement in California. A renaissance man and ambitious designer at heart, Pedro Joseph de Lemos (1882-1954) was a preeminent printmaker who also excelled at painting, drawing, metal, leather, and cement work. Winning awards for his innovations in printmaking, his proficiency extended from wood engravings and color block prints to lithography and intaglio methods such as drypoint, mezzotints, soft ground etchings and aquatints—the last of which garnered an honorable mention in the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
Organized by the Monterey Museum of Art with guest curators Robert W. Edwards, Ph.D., and Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Ph.D. This exhibition includes prints, oil paintings, watercolor, drawings, calligraphy, leather work, pottery, cement work, and ephemera with an interactive educational space. The Museum is proud to provide a forum for such an accomplished artist whose historic and educational legacy has bridged the past with the present.
Image: Pedro Joseph de Lemos (1882–1954), Old Pines at Monterey, 1918, woodblock print on paper, collection of the Monterey Museum of Art, gift of Paula and Terry Trotter, Trotter Galleries
Generously supported by Paula and Terry Trotter, Trotter Galleries