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Morris Atkinson Blackburn (American, 1902–1979)
Morris Blackburn, a well-known painter and art teacher, was one of the first artists to take up screenprinting in Philadelphia, where the technique had not been extensively used in the WPA's Fine Print Workshop. He began to explore the medium in 1940 using master silkscreen printer Anthony Velonis's (American, 1911- 1997) instruction manual and quickly succeeded in printing sophisticated abstract compositions, often with a high intensity of color.

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