Mauricio Lasansky, 1914-2012

Mauricio Lasansky, the innovative printmaker and founder of the printmaking workshop at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, died last week at the age of 97.  Lasansky studied and worked at the Atelier 17 workshop prior to his arrival in Iowa City where he continued to influence the course of printmaking in the United States.

Many of Lasansky’s works appear in the UI Museum of Art, and he is also represented in several Art Festival Programs and Alumni Publications in the Iowa Digital Library.

Self-portrait by Mauricio Lasansky (1948) | University of Iowa Museum of Art

Self-portrait by Mauricio Lasansky (1948) | University of Iowa Museum of Art

Dedication week exhibit, 1955 | University of Iowa Alumni Publications

Dedication week exhibit, 1955 | University of Iowa Alumni Publications

Firebird by Mauricio Lasansky (1955) | University of Iowa Art Festival Programs

Firebird by Mauricio Lasansky (1955) | University of Iowa Art Festival Programs