Laura Auricchio Gives Keynote Speech at the French and American Lithography Conference

With A French Accent: French and American Lithography Before 1860
Davis Museum and Cultural Center
Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203

This past weekend, ADHT Professor, Laura Auricchio, gave the keynote speech titled “Before Lithography: French-American Visual Exchange in the Age of Revolution” for the conference, “French and American Lithography: History and Practice,” at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. The conference was held in conjunction with the recently opened exhibition, “With a French Accent: French and American Lithography Before 1860,” at Wellesley’s Davis Art Museum, which will be on display through June 3.

The exhibit features fifty French and American prints from the collection of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts and explores the roots of American lithography. Additionally, the exhibit highlights the importance of French technology, the circulation and reproduction of French imagery, the stylistic contributions of French lithographic artists, and the reproduction of American genre paintings by French publishers for distribution in Europe and the United States.

To visit’s article about the exhibition, please click here.

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