Amos Kennedy Talk

Tuesday, November 26, 1:00 p.m.

Amos Kennedy Print

Image Credit: Kennedy, Amos Paul, Jr., 67 children murdered in Chicagoland in 1994, 199?

What's your favorite tool in the studio?


-Amos Kennedy in conversation with 20x200

On Tuesday, November 26th at 1 pm, printmaker Amos Kennedy Jr. will give a talk in the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection (Sharp 508). All are welcome.*

Amos P. Kennedy, Jr is adamant that he is not an artist, but his energetic prints belie this self fashioning. Kennedy came to printmaking later in life after a career in computer programming, and his vibrant works’ bold layering and kaleidoscopic color schemes make up for lost time. Formally trained at UW-Madison, Kennedy prefers to work more intuitively. His prints speak to a concern with justice (many prints revive civil rights slogans in Kennedy’s variegated hand)  but also translate to commercial spaces (in 2011 CB2 commissioned Kennedy to make work for their Pride Month branding). Amos's most recent honor will be the 2020 Outstanding Printmaker Award from Kent State.

*Attendees are welcome to join us in the Sharp 508 at 11:30 for a screening of Proceed and Be Bold, a documentary about Kennedy’s life as a printer.