Welcome to the virtual exhibition for Imprint 2020, our 12th annual high school print competition (on view March 8 – May 24, 2020). This online exhibition represents a juried selection of prints by high school students from across Chester, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. Click on the gallery below to see larger images of the winning artworks. We hope you will visit the museum to see the exhibition in our Visitor Center.
The Imprint program encourages new generations of young artists in the powerful medium of relief printmaking. When Wharton Esherick was a young artist, woodcut printmaking was a critical medium in his artistic development. Through printmaking, Esherick transitioned from a young painter to an internationally recognized artist and furniture designer. You can see Esherick’s prints in our collection and in the collections of other institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To see a new print from the Esherick Museum’s collection every week, follow us on Facebook each “Woodcut Wednesday.”
Recognizing the important role printmaking played in Esherick’s life, we are delighted to highlight these young artists exploring Esherick’s legacy and the rich artistic vision he expressed through woodblock prints.