Graphics Center Marks 25th Anniversary with Retrospective of Late Member
MIDTOWN — A Big Apple art institution is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a memorial retrospective of one its longtime members, a corporate lawyer who found expression through printmaking.
"Bill Nimkin: 25 Years of Printmaking" will open at the Manhattan Graphics Center next Saturday, Sept. 28, showing 35 of Nimkin's works, including abstracts and depictions of architecture, flowers, landscapes and birds.
"These were the outgrowth of his many interests," Beth Ganz, a member of the Manhattan Graphics Center's board of directors, said in a statement. "He was very experimental in his approach," and often "incorporated relief printmaking, Xerox transfers and paper-making."
Nimkin, whose real first name was Bernard and whom Ganz referred to as "a kind of 'elder statesman' of our printmaking group," died in February at age 90 of multiple myeloma, according to an obituary.
The exhibition opening includes a reception on Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Manhattan Graphics Center is located at 250 W. 40th St.