Anthony Velonis, East Side, West Side Exhibition of Photographs, , silkscreen on paper. Image courtesy of. Find the latest shows, biography, and artworks for sale by Anthony Velonis. Anthony Velonis. ?locale=en. Exhibitions. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. American Color Prints Under $

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Velonis was born into a relatively poor background of a Greek immigrant family and grew up in the tenements of New York City.

Afterward, for a period of roughly six months, he was occupied with creating paintings from these records. While employed under the ve,onis Works Progress Administration during the Great DepressionVelonis brought the use of silkscreen printing as a fine art form, referred to as the “serigraph,” into the mainstream.

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This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat They began by producing their own velonks, but it soon became clear that they needed more commercial work to pay the rent. He conducted experiments that completed the transformation of silkscreen printing from a commercial process to a fine art medium.

Velonis was hired by Mayor LaGuardia in to promote the work of New York’s city government via posters publicizing city projects. November 26 — December 28 Views Read Edit View history.

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With this new approach using ‘the hand of the artist’, screenprinting was elevated in the minds of some art critics to the status of fine a As he recalled in a interview: After Velonis was drafted, Warsager persuaded his commanding officer to write a letter of introduction to place Velonis in the same position. Antnony Velonis6: He said this work required him to “apply yourself day in and day out” for acceptable results. Working first at Lowry Field, the artist designed training aids and recruiting posters; later, at Wright Field, he rendered graphs and statistical charts.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The scholarship is offered to undergraduate velpnis graduate students studying “glass, ceramic or related curriculum including engineering, design or art.

Antgony eventually received a scholarship to the NYU College of Fine Artsinto which he was both surprised and ecstatic to have been admitted. Millions of references for pricing research Or, register for Free Alerts To track 10 artists. Displaying of characters. Around this time he took to painting, watercolor, and sculpture, as well as various other art forms, hoping to find a niche that fit.

Velonis died in Glen Rock in After the war ended, Velonis returned to his company, which had since grown to roughly one hundred employees.

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In contrast to printmakers like Olds, his work doesn’t carry the same overtly political connotations, but rather are opportunities for him to explore the formal qualities of silkscreen printing as a creative medium. If you would like to reproduce an image of a antony of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releasesplease contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations.


Nevertheless, his technical innovations continued during his commercial career, as documented in by an article in the professional journal Printwhich reviewed the latest developments in screen printing. After the formation of the federal Works Progress Administrationwhich hired artists and sponsored projects in the arts, he also worked in theater.

Oral history interview with Anthony Velonis, 1965 October 13

Eventually, such outreach led to expansion into the glass industry. Sincethe Society of Glass and Ceramic Decoratorsof which Velonis was the second president, has hosted an annual scholarship award in Velonis’ name, called the Vslonis Velonis Memorial Scholarship.

Print Club of Albany. In his own work of the period, Velonis anthon with combinations of screen printing and pochoir The artist authored a pamphlet, Technical Problems of the Artist: After being released from the WPA inhe and four colleagues established the Creative Printmakers Group, which shared a screen-printing studio and commissions.

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After his discharge, Velonis returned to Creative Printmakers, which had flourished and grown by that time engaging about a hundred employees.