Rudy Pozzatti was born on January 14, 1925 in Telluride, Colorado and died March 27, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiania. He was an esteemed artist, printmaker, and teacher who developed Indiana University's printmaking program.
MFA, University of Colorado; CO (1950)
BFA, University of Colorado; CO (1948)
Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus, Indiana University; Bloomington, IN (active 1956-1991)
Founded Echo Press with David Keister, Indiana University; Bloomington, IN (active 1979-1994)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1963-64)
Fulbright Grants (1963-64) and (1952-53)
Ford Foundation Grant (1963)
Pozzatti participated in the largest contract print project to date, consisting of 12 large-scale editions, at Normal Editions Workshop at the School of Art at Illinois State University in 2009-2010. He was the Keynote Speaker for Normal Edition's 30th anniversary conference, Frontiers in Printmaking, in 2007 and the School of Art's Creativity Symposium in 2012.
Rudy Pozzatti signing prints at Normal Editions Workshop on April 22, 2010
These prints are included in the The Twelve Labors of Hercules traveling exhibition available from Normal Editions Workshop.
Rudy Pozzatti, Richard Finch, Nick Satinover, and Jim Butler review the trial proofs during an initial visit of the artist to Normal Editions Workshop regarding the Twelve Labors of Hercules series
Kelsey Just sponging the plate for printer, Veda Rives, during the the editioning of the print "Man-eating Mares of King Diomedes" by Rudy Pozzatti
Richard Finch and Veda Rives pulling an impression during the printing of "Geryon" by Rudy Pozzatti.
Jared Wittenmyer and Veda Rives placing the collé paper during the printing of an impression of "Golden Apples of the Hesperides" by Rudy Pozzatti
Jared Wittenmyer and Veda Rives prepare the large red ink roller while Richard Finch sponges the plate for run one of "Cerberus" by Rudy Pozzatti
Kelsey Just pauses in sponging while Lisa Lofgren and Veda Rives apply the large red roller to the first plate for the print Cerberus by Rudy Pozzatti
Jared Wittenmyer works the red ink and roller while Richard Finch and Veda Rives lay the paper on the printing element for run one of "Cerberus" by Rudy Pozzatti
Veda Rives pulls up a good impression for run one
of the print Cerberus by Rudy Pozzatti
Tim VanGinkle and Veda Rives lay a backing sheet over the print which is receiving the addition of transparent base
for the bronzing of the horns in the print Stag with Golden Horns by Rudy Pozzatti
Richard Finch bronzing selected areas of an impressions from the print edition "Stag with Golden Horns" by Rudy Pozzatti
Final preparations for the prints to be signed: Lisa Lofgren (left) and Kelsey Just position an impression to receive the chops (blind imbossed stamps) of the Workshop and printer
while Tim VanGinkle works with the bronzed horns of "Stag with Golden Horns" print by Rudy Pozzatti.
Final preparations for the prints to be signed:
Lisa Lofgren, Kelsey Just, Tim VanGinkle, and Richard Finch inspect various aspects of the impressions before the artist, Rudy Pozzatti, arrives to sign the editions
Richard Finch (left) presents the impressions for Rudy Pozzatti's signature while Kelsey Just receives the signed prints. This is one of twelve editions that Rudy signed on April 23, 2010
Rudy Pozzatti signing the finished prints in the "Stag with Golden Horns" edition; Doti Pozzatti (right)
Veda Rives arranging the documentation sheets to receive signatures while the stack of boxes with the signed editions awaits transport to the Pozzatti studio
Doti Pozzatti, Richard Finch, Veda Rives, and Rudy Pozzatti
at the close of a successful print collaboration with twelve editions completed