The Old Print Shop

Emily Trueblood

b. 1942

Emily Trueblood was born in Alexandria, VA, in 1942.  She studied at Beloit College, Beloit, WI; Academia Artium, Madrid, Spain; University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Pratt Graphics Center, NY; and The Arts Students League, NY.   She is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), Audubon Artists, National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, Albany Print Club, and National Association of Women Artists.  

Emily Trueblood has won many awards including the Audubon Artists Silver Medal; Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Bronze Medal; Trenton State College Purchase Award; and Center for Contemporary Printmaking Purchase Award.  Her prints have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.  Trueblood has work in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; New York Public Library, NY; The British Museum, UK; New-York Historical Society, NY; Newark Public Library, NJ; Print Club of Albany, NY; Portland Museum of Art, ME; Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ;  The Museum of Modern Art, Israel; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; among others.

“I look for city and nature views that appeal to me then change & simplify the composition until I feel that I can express it as a woodcut or linocut.”  Trueblood selects colors to create a mood or weather condition.  With each new color an additional block is added. . . I add a third or fourth block if I feel it is necessary, but many times I use two blocks.”