May 1 – June 3, 2024

Book Launch & Talk with Siri Beckman: Wednesday, May 22, 4:30–6pm

Courthouse Gallery is pleased to host the launch of The Prints of Siri Beckman: Engraving a sense of Place (Down East Books 2024), the first published book of her endearing wood engravings. The event will be held in conjunction with a solo show of Beckman’s wood engraving from May 1 – June 3, 2024.

Beckman has been practicing this art form for over forty years, and this volume, featuring more than 100 of her images, is a celebration of her life’s work and legacy. Text by Beckman discusses the process of wood engraving and her passion for printmaking and book arts. Author Carl Little ties her work to place and establishes its place in the canon of Maine art.

Siri Beckman made her way to Maine in the late 1970s, where she was “called” to wood engraving quite by accident. She has an MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from University of Arts in Philadelphia, and she has held several teaching positions at colleges and at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and artist residencies in the national park system, including at Acadia, Badlands, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde National Parks. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions in Maine and beyond and is in the collections of the Library of Congress, Farnsworth Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Harvard University, and several other institutions. Beckman lives in Bath, Maine.


Hardcover Book
The Prints of Siri Beckman: Engraving a Sense of Place
Introduction by Carl Little
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