(1919 - 2013)
Antonio Frasconi was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / Uruguay. Antonio Frasconi is known for woodcuts, book illustration.
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Biography Antonio Frasconi
Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist.
"Antonio Frasconi, Woodcut Master, Dies at 93"
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Published: January 21, 2013
In 1953, Time magazine called Antonio Frasconi America's foremost practitioner of the ancient art of the woodcut. Four decades later, Art Journal called him the best of his generation.
Mr. Frasconi did not reach this pinnacle by adhering to orthodoxies. He found inspiration in comic books as well as the Old Masters. He decried art education, saying the average student does not learn the pertinent questions, much less the answers. He abhorred art that dwelt on aesthetics at the expense of social problems. He repeatedly addressed war, racism and pov
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