Iowa Print Archive

The Iowa Print Archive is a collection of original prints created by graduate students, faculty, visiting artists, and undergraduate students from 1945 to about 2010. It was initiated by professor Mauricio Lasansky to provide encouragement and examples of contemporary orignial prints. The collection is composed of a range of media including, intaglio, lithography, relief, and silkscreen.

In 1961, TIME magazine called the University of Iowa the "printmaking capital of the U.S." and 40 years later, the program Lasansky developed was still recognized as the country's number one printmaking department according to the U.S. News and World Report.

Left: Mauricio Lasansky working with students in the printmaking studio at the University of Iowa circa 1965.