William Stolpin

American, 1942–2017

William Stolpin, 2004

Screenprint on paper

26 x 20 inches

Promised gift of the artist

The Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin

September 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Graphics Gallery

Well-known local artist William (Bill) Stolpin knew he wanted to explore the possibilities of printmaking in junior high school. One year, he made a linoleum block Christmas card that had seven different blocks and 15 colors, a highly technical project for a novice printmaker. He became well-versed in all printmaking techniques, but focused his career on screen printing, relief, intaglio, and lithographic artworks. His subjects were as varied as his techniques. He explored everything from nature and abstraction to fantasy and outer space. Twenty-nine works from the artist’s prolific career are on display in The Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin

From the Exhibition

  • William R. Stolpin, American, 1942–2017. Mott Foundation and More, 2000. Screenprint on paper. 26 x 13 1/2 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Stolpin, 2011.116

  • William R. Stolpin, American, 1942–2017. … and the Santa Maria,” 1969. Lithograph on paper. 19 x 26 inches.

  • William R. Stolpin, American, 1942–2017. Figurehead, 1983. Etching and drypoint on paper. 19 x 26 inches.

  • William R. Stolpin, American, 1942–2017. Smith Bridgman’s - Flint, 1956, 1998. Serigraph on paper. 20 x 26 inches. Gift of Deborah and Charles Gossel, 2000.3