John Ross

Artist's Biography

Portraits of the Twentieth Century.

undated, circa 2003.
Slip cover size 12 3/4 x 9 x 1 3/8". 32.5 x 23 x 3.6 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 61941
Price: $1,750.00
Publisher : Published by High Tide Press, East Hampton, NY,
Edition 17. The images in the book were created by John Ross and completed by a variety of methods, including the woodcut, soft ground etching, and the collagraph. The text was written by Lloyd Jonnes of Washington, DC. The paper is Lenox 100 and the type is Garamond, set on the linotype by Kent LeFebvre of Signs Plus in Holyoke, MA. The binding was executed by James DiMarcantonio of the Hope Bindery in Pawtucket, RI. All the printing of type and images was completed by John Ross in the High Tide printshop in East Hampton, New York.

Twenty-eight pages with nine portraits in eight prints, two are pop-ups. Open leaf size 11 3/4 x 16 3/4" (29.8 x 42.5 cm). Bound in brown cloth with slipcase. Cover printed with the title. The nine portraits in this volume are red cloth with matching slipcase. Portraits include the Wright Brothers, Orville & Wilbur, one of the pop-ups; Kathe Kollwitz; Gandhi; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Albert Einstein; Louis Armstrong, one of the pop-ups; Pablo Picasso; and Georgia O’Keeffe. John Ross is widely recognized as one of the most famous artists using collagraph printing technique as an expressive medium.

Inscribed "13/17." Signed in ink by John Ross and Lloyd Jonnes.
20th Century Subjects , Artists' Books & Portfolios