Wednesday’s print-maker from Brazil …
As I start to count the weeks before I go to Brazil; I found another artist whose work I would like to see while I am there; not that I will be short of things to do. I do like visiting art galleries while I am not familiar with the artists of Brazil I find myself wandering aimless; it is useful to be armed with a list and a vision.
Again the Poetica da resistencia ; aspectos da gravura Brasileira has given me another couple of images and a little background information in Portuguese to add to the list.
Anna Bella Geiger, (b. 1933) who is a Brazilian artist of Jewish-Polish background and professor at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage and lives in Rio de Janeiro she is of international acclaim and an artist renown for her interest in and use of multimedia.
Before moving from Rio to New York to study art in 1954 Geiger had previously graduated in literature and language. She returned to Rio and began teaching engraving at the Museo de Arte Modern in the 1960s. It was in the 1970s when she began to include other representational elements into her work.
I understand she is still working and hope to see more of her contemporary works while in Rio