Arthur Deshaies
1920–2011

Introduction

Arthur Deshaies (1920–2011) was an American printmaker and painter who made non-geometric abstractions in a style he called "abstract impressionist." After his death a curator described a dominant aspect of Deshaies' prints, calling them "biomorphic, surrealist fantasies." Deshaies showed frequently in commercial and academic galleries and in museums and his work frequently received critical notice. He employed traditional printmaking techniques and also used new techniques including one that he called stencil-offset and another which employed sheets of plastic as the matrix. His long career as an artist was matched by an equally long career as an art teacher.

Wikidata identifier

Q55218484

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Roles

Artist

ULAN identifier

500464548

Names

Arthur Deshaies

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