Benjamin F Calvert III
Benjamin F Calvert III

Prints from Knox College

These prints were created within ten weeks during an Independent Study of printmaking at Knox College. Professor Harland Goudie was initially reluctant, as I lacked the prerequisites, but knowing my work ethic, he agreed and set the minimum requirements at two black and white and one multi-color print.


My grandmother, recently graduated from Governors State University where she had taken a plethora of printmaking courses, was instrumental in getting me to try my hand at relief printmaking.  She provided practical insights into materials, teaching her starving art student grandson the economic benefit of working with plywood blocks.  I learned to appreciate the ability to work outdoors in a park or in the shadow of Old Main on campus. 


After pulling the newsprint away from my first relief block, “Invasions”, I eagerly shared with friends who were photographing submissions for the Knox literary magazine, “Catch.” My print made the cut and was published in the next edition!


The next two prints were fun to develop. I learned to incorporate wood grains into my composition to the advantage of the final print.  It is now difficult to find plywood with so much character!


A Walk Across the Sea / Wonderful Spiderweb / Invasions

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   Harold Washington Library Center

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Art on the Fox Fine Art Show

  June 15 & 16, 2019

  Algonquin IL 60102


Naperville Fine Art Fair

  June 22 & 23

  Naperville IL 60540


Geneva Arts Fair

  July 27 & 28, 2019

  Geneva IL 60134


Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

  August 2019

  Glen Ellyn IL 60137


Greenwich Village Art Fair

  September 14 & 15, 2019

  Rockford IL 61103


Riverwalk Fine Art Fair

  September 21 & 22, 2019

  Naperville IL 60540


Holiday Art and Craft Market

  December 2019

  Oak Brook IL 60523

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