Departures - Level 2
Yale Portfolio 1992, by Frank Lobdell

Yale Portfolio 1992

Frank Lobdell
b. /
Etching
17.5 in. x 18.5 in.
SFAC 152
SFAC

Frank Lobdell began what has come to be known as the Yale Portfolio during a two-day printmaking workshop at Yale University on February 6 and 7, 1992. The five mono-chromatic intaglio prints that make up this series all contain a fantastical landscape of abstract signs and symbols that are characteristic of the artist’s later work. Lobdell was a significant artist in West Coast Abstract Expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement and a popular instructor at the California School of Fine Art (now the San Francisco Art Institute) from 1957 through 1965.