November 1, 2018 – February 17, 2019
On view in the MSV Founders Gallery from November 1, 2018 through February 17, 2019, Albrecht Dürer and Master Prints features more than 50 woodblock prints and engravings by German Renaissance master printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Dürer was an extraordinary innovator who revolutionized the medium of printmaking in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Trained as a goldsmith, the painter, etcher and draftsman was praised for the remarkable compositional complexity and high level of naturalism he brought to his works. Dürer established an international reputation for his remarkable skills in printmaking (woodblock prints and engravings), which he had single-handedly elevated to an independent art form. Albrecht Dürer and Master Prints is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading Pennsylvania. While at the MSV, the exhibition will include several prints from the MSV Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection, many of which will be on first-time public display in this exhibition.