The Old Print Shop

Portraits of the Twentieth Century.

  • ARTIST: John Ross

  • PUBLISHER: Published by High Tide Press, East Hampton, NY,


    DATE: undated, circa 2003.

  • EDITION SIZE: Slip cover size 12 3/4 x 9 x 1 3/8". 32.5 x 23 x 3.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Edition 17. 28 pages with nine portraits in eight prints, two are pop-ups. The book is 12 x 8 1/2 inches, most of the images are double page spreads 11 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. Bound in burgundy cloth with printed design on cover and the title of the book in black text. Spine is a ribbed brown cloth with red text, slip case of the same material as the book. <BR><BR> 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. <BR><BR> From the Colophon:<BR> “The selection of the people to be portrayed in this volume was made by John Ross, through the text was written by Lloyd Jonnes of Washington, D.C The images in the book were completed by a variety of methods, including woodcut, soft ground etching and the collagraph. The paper is Lenox 100 and the type is Garamond, set on the Linotype by Kent LeFebvre of Signs Plus in Holyoke, Mass. The binding was executed by James DiMarcantonio of the Hope Bindery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. All the printing of type and images was completed by John Ross in the high Tide printshop in East Hampton, New York. . . .”

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Inscribed "13/17." Signed in ink by John Ross and Lloyd Jonnes.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.