Graphic Studio Dublin in association with the Chester Beatty Library were delighted to present Artist's Proof, an exhibition that celebrated the stages that lead up to a final fine art print. For centuries art historians have analysed and studied the fine art prints of Rembrandt, Dürer and others to try to catch a glimpse of the secrets locked within printmaking techniques.
Artist's Proof saw 24 fine art printmaking artists showing their work, with each artist showing two working proofs alongside the finished print, so you could get a glimpse of how the fine-art print was made. Nine international and invited artists exhibited alongside fifteen Graphic Studio members. The invited artists were: Norman Ackroyd (UK), Mary Modeen (USA), Christopher Le Brun (UK), Arno Kramer (NL), David Lilburn (IRL), Barbara Rae (UK), Hayashi Takahiko (JP), Elaine Leader (IRL) and Lars Nyberg (SV). Graphic Studio Dublin members included are: Gerard Cox, Grainne Cuffe, Cliona Doyle, Niamh Flanagan, Desmond Kenny, Brian Lalor, Jennifer Lane, Stephen Lawlor, Sharon Lee, James McCreary, Niall Naessens, Ruth O'Donnell, Tom Phelan, Robert Russell and Katherine Van Uytrecht.