Birds & Beyond: The Prints of Maurice R. Bebb
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
260 pages with more than 220 full-color reproductions and more than 20 photographs
Includes Chronology, Catalogue of Prints, and Index of Prints
Essays by Jim Harbison, Cori Sherman North, and John R. Mallery
• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment
Size: 12.125 x 9 in.
Maurice Robert Bebb, largely self-taught, was renowned for the prints of American birds he produced over five decades. He established a national reputation as an exceptional etcher as he created more than 200 print designs and produced prints for the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Prairie Print Makers, and the Print Makers of California. Bebb kept meticulous records of his print editions. Many of his “printing keys” have provided the underlying structure for this catalogue raisonné.
In Birds & Beyond: The Prints of Maurice R. Bebb, former Bebb student Jim Harbison writes a warm-hearted account of making prints in the artist’s home studio. Cori Sherman North, curator to the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, details a history of printmaking before 1950, setting the stage for Bebb’s work. And John R. Mallery, a collector of Bebb’s prints, provides a brief biography of the artist.