Dean Meeker: Myths and Masquerades
October 7, 2017–January 14, 2018
Pegasus, serigraph polymer-intaglio, 1960s, Gift of the James and Karen Hyde Foundation, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 2013-023
Dean Meeker (1920–2002) was instrumental in shaping the world of printmaking. In 1950, he established the first university class in serigraphy at University of Wisconsin–Madison, which moved serigraphy from the commercial realm to wider use as a fine art process. Myths and Masquerades
presents a collection of larger-than-life characters drawn from literature, history, and mythology. Meeker’s works have been shown in exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.