Selections from the Rona and Martin Schneider Collection of Late 19th and Early 20th Century American and European Fine Art Prints

March 28–June 9, 2019
Forsyth Galleries | Memorial Student Center, MSC 2428
Organized by Syracuse University Art Collection

Presented in recognition of a gift to the Syracuse University permanent art collection from Rona and Martin Schneider of Brooklyn, New York, this exhibition features more than 40 original prints, including etchings, drypoints, and mezzotints.

Rona Martin, a well-known print dealer and member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association, specialized in late 19th century and early 20th century American and European prints, especially those made as part of the “Etching Revival.” This exhibition highlights some of the important pieces in the collection, including work by members of the New York Etching club that was founded in 1877. A plate made from an etching done at their first meeting will be on exhibit. The Etching club helped to drive interest in the United States during the next few decades, and by the end of 1932, print clubs and art societies could be found across the country.

Other works in the exhibition were printed in a magazine, The American Art Review, which featured original prints and was founded in 1879 by Sylvester Rosa Koehler.