YVES GAUCHER "JERICHO" LITHO, 1978
Yves Gaucher (1934-2000) is one of Quebec's most important and influential printmakers and painters.
He is renowned for his ultra-minimal, at times austere, asymmetrical compositions of dense color.
Like Harold Town, Gaucher first established his reputation as a printmaker in the late 1950's.
Gaucher is credited with reviving and promoting the art of printmaking in Quebec in the 1950's and 60's.
Teaching at Concordia university, Gaucher taught many accomplished artists and influenced their forays into printmaking.
Betty Goodwin is a notable student from the 1960's.
But perhaps the most accomplished artist related to Yves Gaucher is Barnett Newman (1905-1970) who would be a huge influence on Gaucher.
While Gaucher's version is unquestionably evocative of his own aesthetic, it acknowledges the influence of Newman on his aesthetic.
This work can be found in several public collections including Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa)
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"Jericho - An Allusion to Barnett Newman"
Color lithograph on wove paper
From an edition of 85
Signed, numbered and dated 1978 by the artist.
28”H 41”W (work)